UniKey Updater And Generator Tool
UniKey Updater & Generator
General Information about the Remote Updater
It is a common need for software vendors to upgrade their software at the end-user side. UniKey provides a remote update solution so that the end-user does not need to send the UniKey dongle back to the software vendor. By using UniKey Remote Updater, all updating can be done by simply clicking the mouse. All the data is encrypted and protected by a 128-bit key. UniKey Remote Updater provides a flexible updating scheme. By implementing updating criteria, software vendors can update a single UniKey dongle, a batch of UniKey dongles, or specific UniKeys with the correct SID. Software vendors can also set a pass phrase to the UniKey Updater files (*.upt), so that only end-users with the correct password can use the file to update a UniKey dongle.
How to Update a UniKey Dongle Remotely
There are 2 steps to update a UniKey dongle remotely:
- The Software vendor generates a UniKey Updater file with the UniKey Generator.
- The end-user receives this .upt file and uses the UniKey Updater tool to apply new settings to the UniKey.
UniKey Generator is used when creating an update file (*.upt file) for remote end-users. It works with the UniKey Updater, to provide a practical and reliable solution for software vendors to remotely update an end-users UniKey.
In the generator window, on the Basic Settings tab, enter the UniKeys four passwords respectively.
- New SID: Allows a software vendor to set a new software ID for the UniKey.
- New Update Tag: Allows a software vendor to set a new update tag.
- Bind HID, Bind SID, Bind Module No. and Bind Update Tag: Allows software vendors to generate an update file to operate only on a specified UniKey which matches the set parameters.
When you click "Add", an Add Memory window will pop up as below.
Click "Load" to open a file, and the files content will be displayed in the data message box. Click "Save" to save the file. Enter the start address and length to open part of the files content. Click "OK" to add this file to Memory Settings. The files content that is added will be displayed in the Memory Settings message box. Users can edit this data by picking each file in the list, and also delete files that are useless.
Module Settings enables you to set your software module number and module value to your update file.
Clicking on "Add" will bring up an "Add Module window". Enter the module number and value, using the "Auto-decrement" option will decrese the module value automatically after every use by the end user.
Click "OK" to confirm your settings. All setting parameters will be listed in the message box and you can then edit or delete selected settings at will.
Click "Add" to add a new algorithm.
Enter a starting point value for the algorithm. The format of the algorithm must be written as A=B+C (no spaces) and variables can be defined by the customer. To add more than one algorithm use a comma (,) to separate algorithms. Click "OK" to add your new Algorithm. All your settings will be listed in the Arithmetic Settings message box. Click "Edit" to change your settings, and click "Delete" to remove.
Time Settings (Only for UniKey Time)
Time Settings can only be used by the UniKey Time, indicating the exact start, end, or duration of each corresponding Module No. (0-15), this is designed to enable software renting or leasing. By setting parameters in this section, software vendors can set up a software module number and its corresponding start time (YY-MM-DD:HH), end time (YY-MM-DD:HH) or duration time (DD:HH). Click "Add" to add another time module, select an item then click "Edit" to change your settings, or click "Delete" to remove the selected setting. When you click on "Add", an Add Time Modules window will pop up.
Enter the module number and start time. Either the end time or duration must be entered to add a Time Module. Click "ok" to add this module. Your settings will be displayed in the message box.
In the UPT File tab, if you want to generate a password for this update file, please enable the Set File Password check box and input your desired password.
Click "Generate". A save file window will pop up as below, and you can set the directory to save in and a name for the update file.
Congratulations! You have generated the Update file if you see the window below.