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I'm very interested in this too, if anyone possibly knows.
I have a requirement to create an offline version of a flash eLearning simulation that is normally played within an LMS. I also have to store the players scorm data for later upload to the LMS.
Currently I've been scoping either a Flash CS3/AIR approach or a Flex/AIR approach to creating the deliverable.
However the client also wants some security on the download so only an authorised user can play the sim offline.
I can't find any clues as to how to do this with a flash based AIR app in any documentation, apart from some DRM stuff related to video. I need to secure the whole app, most likely by a hardware ID or something similar to the original poster's question.
Would appreciate any help at all. This is a new zone for me.
Not necessarily unique like a UUID but try:
This will get you the username string of the current user on the system. Sort of a hack but it works. Given a username you could now do all sorts of thing with regards to authenticating against a remote user database etc.
In os-x it is /Users/<username>
win = C:\documents and settings\<username>
Thanks for the info.
I would have thought there would be a number of different solutions for license or access control of AIR desktop applications, but I can't seem to find much on it.
On further searching for *copy protection* I had found this and a couple of others, but no real solutions seem to exist apart from suggestions (being under a tight deadline I was hoping to not have build this aspect)
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/messageview.cfm?forumid=75&catid=697&threadid =1343097&highlight_key=y&keyword1=copy%20protection had a comment from adobe a couple of months ago...it would be good to get an official update from them as to the status of this topic.
secure the whole app, most likely by a hardware ID or something