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ssteiner #1
Member since Jan 2016 · 26 posts · Location: Switzerland
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Subject: where do you store your API key

This isn't really a matrix specific question, but it's the first time that I'm dealing with a 3rd party lib that requires a license key that is 'per-developer'. So.. I don't really want this key to be read from a config file that anybody could open. Likewise, pretty much any obfuscator can be beaten these days, so adding it to the code doesn't seem like a good solution either.

So I'm wondering how other developers are handling this conundrum.
Alex #2
Member since Feb 2003 · 4388 posts · Location: Germany
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Many developers encrypt the key and also obfuscate the code. As you said, this still can be reverse engineered with decompilers. While some obfuscated make it much harder.
The license key should be only a basic protection to prevent unauthorized usage.

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