This guide gives you an introduction to protecting your application using LM-X License Manager. The topics included here are described in more detail in the LM-X End Users Guide and the LM-X Developers Manual, which also includes more advanced topics and the complete API specification.

The steps to complete before your LM-X protected application can be run by end users include:

  1. Download the LM-X SDK distribution.
  2. Install the LM-X SDK.
  3. Compile the LM-X SDK.
  4. Define a license policy by creating an XML license template.
  5. License your first application.
  6. Distribute protected software to your end users.
  7. Activate your license using License Activation Center.

Each of these steps is described in the following sections.