Winfoil Activation Enhancement

Tags: Activation Enhancement, Roadmap, July 2020

Release Version: 3.0.50

This feature has been renamed to Activation Enhancement as Auto Activation is not possible due to technical reasons.
This feature will allow a registered Winfoil user to obtain an unlock code without having to logon to the Winfoil Portal.
All they will need is their email address that was supplied with their purchase.
The Winfoil portal will email the user with a pin code to enter.
The user will enter the pin code and if this matches the email address then the Winfoil Portal will provide an unlock code.
This will require an internet connection to work and the User must exist in the Winfoil Portal. 


C# REST web services have been created and tested for PIN generation, email of PIN, and activation using a supplied email address and PIN. These have been tested and deployed.
Registration number, user id and unlock code fields have been added to the Winfoil database and will be displayed on the About screen.
A button has been added to copy these details to the Clipboard.
The next task is to add a new activation screen in Winfoil and add functions to call the new REST web services.

A screenshot of the new About screen is shown below.


A separate program will be provided to obtain an unlock code. This program is finished and will be included in the next release of Winfoil.

Usage Steps

1. Copy or type in the Registration Number from Winfoil Registration screen.

2. Enter User Name obtained from Winfoil Welcome Letter 3.

Enter your email address

4. Press Get PIN button

5. Wait for email

6. Enter PIN number from email

7. Press the Get Unlock Code button

8. Unlock code will be returned and these details will be updated in the Winfoil database.9. Copy the unlock code and paste in the Winfoil Registration Screen. Press the Register button to unlock Winfoil.

These details will be able to be viewed in the Winfoil About screen and can be copied by pressing the Copy button.

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Planned Delivery Date: 30/07/2020 11:00:00 AM

Status: Completed