Download keys


Introduction

Download keys are a crucial part of the product update process. For commercial products, users are required to provide a download key to be able to update thier products. This is handled automatically as described in the Integration section. UpdaterCloud download keys can be of two different types:

  • UUID download keys
  • Custom format download keys

Custom format download keys are generated according to your settings.

Download keys can also require activation, as set in the Product details. A download key that requires activation can't be used for updates unless it's activated first from the requesting domain/server. Each UpdaterCloud download key can have an activation limit.

{warning} If the download key activation feature is enabled in the UpdaterCloud product details, you must make sure you've implemented the download key activation feature in your product too.

Create download key

Download keys can be created by using the New button in the top toolbar, or by duplicating an existing download key using the Duplicate button next to the download key you want to duplicate from the download keys list. The new download key details will be automatically filled in with the duplicated download key details.

Edit download key

You can edit the download key details by clicking on the Edit button next to the download key you want to edit from the download keys list.

Download key details

When creating a new download key, or editing an existing one, the following fields are available:

Field Required Description
Download key name Yes This is the name of the download key and can reflect your product or subscription plan name you're using on your online store, e.g. Your Premium Product.
Download key Yes The download key is automatically generated based on your settings, but can be overridden and you can use any download key/format you need.
Customer Yes The customer to which this download key is assigned to.
Expires at Yes Set the download key expiration date. Leave blank for unlimited validity period (never expire).
Activations limit Yes The download key activations limit can be set to 0 (unlimited activations) or to any value that fits your needs.
Groups Yes Select the groups to which this download key provides access to. The download key will provide access to all products in selected groups. Only required if you have't selected any individual applications.
Products Yes Select the products to which this download key provides access to. Only required if you haven't selected any groups.

Filter download keys

Download keys can be filtered from the download keys list, by clicking on the Filter button in the top toolbar.

Delete download key

Download keys can be deleted from the download keys list, by clicking on the Delete link next to the download key you want to delete, or from the download key editing page.

{danger} Deleted items are not recoverable. This action is permanent and can't be undone. Deleting a download key will also delete all download key activations.