This report discusses various issues regarding the development of a software license handling utility, able to be distributed via the web in a convenient manner. The work was done at one of the world’s leading suppliers of radiology image management systems, Sectra Imtec AB in Linköping.
The application should solve some awkward steps when new workstations are to be added to the Sectra system. Instead of manually adding information, the application should collect and present only the absolute minimum of information in order to complete the task. One task was to read and store the hardware ID of the client computer and another task was to connect to a management server and collect information about available licenses and present those to the user.
Finally the utility should be able to update the server with the choices of the user. During the project some lessons were learned regarding security and web distribution of active content but apart from that the project went on as expected.
Source: Linköping University
Author: Skogstjärna, Håkan