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USB key duplicator

Some security keys can perform license verification of a protected program and limit the number of functional copies being used across a network. A duplicate USB key is not needed when this type of dongle is employed. A single key is installed on any network-attached computer and is accessed by the protected app over the network. This allows a team to use the application without having a physical security dongle connected to each machine.

Dongles offer a method of securing software with a hardware device. Modern dongles have expanded functionality and are commonly referred to as multi-platform hardware-software toolsets for protecting software applications. Security dongles can easily be used by developers on their software projects by taking advantage of the SDK (Software Developer Kit) that many manufacturers provide with the hardware. The SDK has many features to help implement this protection technology in your projects. You can expect to get technical documentation, multi-platform OS support, development tools with illustrative examples, and code fragments that you can tailor to your specifications. Demo keys may also be provided for use in testing.

Why duplicate USB dongle?

The original purpose of hardware security keys or USB dongles was to provide software functionality to a single computer user. They perform that function well and furnish enhanced security to your computing resources. The need to access the devices physically can pose challenges when multiple members of a team require its use at the same time.

These challenges can be surmounted through the use of a USB dongle duplicator that enables the device to be shared across IP-based networks including local WiFi implementations and the Internet.

How to duplicate a USB donglу,

Donglify

Donglify is a software application that serves as a USB key duplicator. It does this by creating a virtual dongle duplicate that can be used remotely with the same functionality as if it were physically attached to the computer. It allows you to easily duplicate a USB dongle and share it with multiple network-attached users.

Let’s investigate using this dongle duplicator on a Windows system to share a USB interface and dongle.

To duplicate a USB dongle, do as follows:
  1. Create a Donglify account on the official website of the USB key duplicator software.
  2. Then, download the app in your online personal account and install it on both your local computer with a real USB key attached and a remote machine to which a dongle duplicate will be redirected.
  3. On the local PC, start the utility and sign in to the newly-created Donglify account.
  4. Click the “Plus” icon to see which devices can be duplicated.
  5. Select a USB security key you want to duplicate and click “Share”.

This is it! Now, this device is available for connection from one or several remote PCs at a time.

Note: If you see the “Multi-connect” icon next to a USB dongle in the device list, this means you can share this dongle with multiple remote computers at a time. If a device is displayed with the “Single-connect” icon, you can share it with one remote machine and when connected to a remote client, the device will not be available for use on the local machine.

  1. Now it’s time to start the app on a remote client. Once started, log in to the same account you used on the local PC.
  2. In the account, you can view all devices that can be connected to your system.
  3. All you need to do is find the one you need and click the “Connect” button right below the dongle’s name.

Here you go! The USB dongle duplicator will create a virtual copy of the shared device on the remote computer, and you’ll be able to access the real device’s functionality as though it were connected to the remote machine physically.

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