[Haskell-cafe] Tips for deployment?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Aug 20 16:28:54 EDT 2009

> Hi all,
> my haskell app is getting closer to shipping and what I need to do now is 
> to give product protection some thought. The product is for hospitals and 
> therefore a very limited set of clients. I do not expect anyone to try to 
> "hack" my application but I need a basic protection mechanism in place, 
> if only to check for a valid license key.

> As I've never done this before I'd be grateful for some suggestions here.

Some versions of Cryptol have private key signing / license checking
component, built into the application, which checks the software was
properly licensed.

Essentially: grab some public key crypto, sign it with your company's
key, and check the signature on startup. 

-- Don

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