Using the License API

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The InterBase server functionality must be activated by installing authorization codes that are provided by InterBase. Each authorization code consists of a Certificate ID and Certificate key. You can activate the server as part of your install by using functions provided in the InterBase License API. If you do not activate the server as part of the install, it will be inactive until the end user provides authorization codes using IBConsole or the iblicense.exe utility.

The InterBase License API (iblicense.dll) provides five functions that allow you to check, add, remove, and view certificate ID and key pairs (authorization codes). The fifth function retrieves and displays messages associated with the return values from the other four functions.

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