Logicity Pro Features Ability to Encrypt Crystal Reports
Several months ago we released a version of Logicity Professional with a new feature that will be especially useful to consulting companies who want to sell and develop Crystal Reports for clients but want to ensure that their intellectual property is not stolen or changed. The encrypted reports feature of Logicity Professional allows you to take your Crystal Reports files and encrypt them so that they can only be viewed in Logicity, but not edited within Crystal Reports. Use this feature to protect your intellectual property as a developer or to prevent modification to reports by end users.
Begin by encrypting your report using Logicity Report Encryptor. The encryption of the file is tied to the company name to which Logicity was registered. By default, this will use the company name registered on your PC, but using the override feature, you can specify another company name. This functionality ensures that only the company you specify can run this report. The input file is your source RPT file and the output file is the file that will be generated.
The resulting encrypted report file (.ERT) can be used just like any other Crystal Report - viewed directly using Logicity Desktop or part of a Logicity Solution file. When the file can be decrypted using the company name it will act no differently than an RPT file, but when decryption fails the user will be notified accordingly.
Please visit the Logicity Crystal Reports® Viewer website to learn more about this and other features that can make deploying Crystal Reports faster, simpler and more economical.
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