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License Validation API

Luxus

Well-known member
#63
Well, if you are worried about people cracking your token, don't generate one then. Devs can refuse to sell their addons to you of course, but they could do that since the beginning. This is merely an optional tool.
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#65
I think the point here Adam (not having a dig) is atleast xenforo are trying which is more than can be said for other companies who couldn't give a toss about the 3rd party developers just as long as they're making a quick buck. I think it's great to see this come into action.

Anyhow just my 2 cents worth. Excellent work xf team, i mean that.
I agree. I love the idea that they are trying.

I just think there are other alternatives. I'd be happy with a nice "verified" in my postbit. That would be simple enough for me and I think most everyone else here.
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#66
Well, if you are worried about people cracking your token, don't generate one then. Devs can refuse to sell their addons to you of course, but they could do that since the beginning. This is merely an optional tool.
True, but I believe in the long term... This is actually a "leak" ... a backdoor if you will....
 
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Syndol

Guest
#67
I'd be happy with a nice "verified" in my postbit. That would be simple enough for me and I think most everyone else here.
We discussed this many times in different threads, but apparently a very vocal group considers this an invasion of privacy.
All I can say is that if you have one of my add-ons and wish to receive future updates, you’d better learn how to generate a token :D
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#68
We discussed this many times in different threads, but apparently a very vocal group considers this an invasion of privacy.
IPB does this (add it into the postbit)... As much as I dislike their company, support, and development ..... They get this one right.

I'd be more worried about that small, yet very vocal group.
 

Luke F

Well-known member
#69
An excellent solution overall, perfect for an automated way to check dodgy orders.

Note that I won't be forcing this on all my customers, and for those I do, it will be a one-off thing.
 

Luxus

Well-known member
#70
IPB does this... As much as I dislike their company, support, and development ..... They get this one right.

I'd be more worried about that small, yet very vocal group.
I don't remember the details anymore but the issue people had wasn't just displaying a licensed token in the posbit. Things like access to forum users for third-parties without permission and revoking one's XF license came up. IPB doesn't do that afaik.
 

Mike Edge

Well-known member
#71
We discussed this many times in different threads, but apparently a very vocal group considers this an invasion of privacy.
All I can say is that if you have one of my add-ons and wish to receive future updates, you’d better learn how to generate a token :D
What if you own four? :D
 

Rigel Kentaurus

Well-known member
#73
I am really happy to see that people are passionate about only selling to valid customers.

When I first read this suggestion, my initial impression was to shrug. I have been selling some add-ons, and, truth be told, I do not believe it is my responsibility to make sure that the customer I am selling to is a valid XenForo customer.

Some people speak to principle (omg!, you are selling to a thief!), but at the end of the day, doing this validation is an additional administrative process and an additional cost for me that I will need to pass forward and will in turn make the add-on more expensive (and the purchase process for the person more annoying, since now they need to generate a token).

I am in no way saying this is a bad idea, this is definitely an excellent idea, and will allow the most passionate people to restrict their dealing with valid XenForo customers. This will also in little sense help XenForo combat piracy, since a person might not even be able to buy add-ons without a valid license (though, if someone pirated XF in the first place, most likely they will not buy an add-on).

However, this is a gesture, these kind of things show how much the devs are back, caring, listening, and enhancing the community, and that is the piece that I take, the piece that I find incredible and that I believe will foster more engagement from the community itself.
 

Shelley

Well-known member
#74
I am really happy to see that people are passionate about only selling to valid customers.

When I first read this suggestion, my initial impression was to shrug. I have been selling some add-ons, and, truth be told, I do not believe it is my responsibility to make sure that the customer I am selling to is a valid XenForo customer.

Some people speak to principle (omg!, you are selling to a thief!), but at the end of the day, doing this validation is an additional administrative process and an additional cost for me that I will need to pass forward and will in turn make the add-on more expensive (and the purchase process for the person more annoying, since now they need to generate a token).

I am in no way saying this is a bad idea, this is definitely an excellent idea, and will allow the most passionate people to restrict their dealing with valid XenForo customers. This will also in little sense help XenForo combat piracy, since a person might not even be able to buy add-ons without a valid license (though, if someone pirated XF in the first place, most likely they will not buy an add-on).

However, this is a gesture, these kind of things show how much the devs are back, caring, listening, and enhancing the community, and that is the piece that I take, the piece that I find incredible and that I believe will foster more engagement from the community itself.
Post of the day. Well said & nicely put Rigel.
 
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Syndol

Guest
#75
Well this is way better than the 'verification thread' and it means that I can now be confident that I'm dealing with a person who has direct access to the customer area of a license.
Yes some will still pirate add-ons (those who think they are still getting the exact same add-on for 'free' on warez sites - I'd think twice) but if caught this brings it much closer to 'home' for them which many will not like.
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#78
It is not a "leak" nor a "backdoor". :rolleyes:

Didn't you get in a legal mess for saying the same thing about IPB?
No and you're misinterpreting me. By "leak" I mean it is possible that this could give means which could in theory be wrongfully used to validate those who should not be validated... Not talking about security, per say.