Usually when creating a new license project for your product, you will run the SoftwareShield IDE to set up all kinds of license parameters and test if the license project is integrated with your app correctly. However, once you are confident the licensing project works fine, you might want to integrate the SoftwareShield license project building process with your daily workflow, that is why SoftwareShield provides command line work mode on both Windows and Mac platform.
This command line utility is deployed in the SoftwareShield IDE install directory.
You must have a valid CheckPoint login account to build and upload;
The command line utility read CheckPoint login account settings from SoftwareShield IDE's global option, make sure you have input your CheckPoint web portal credential in IDE. (ref: Global Server Settings)
Build-ID Update Policy
Build-Id is the key identifying the current application build version, Build-ID synchronizing (-s or --buildid-sync) is the default behavior if other build-id update policy (-n, -i) is not specified.
The Build-ID update policy is used only when project building (-b) is specified. It is not used when compile (-c) only.
IDE's synchronized build behavior (build-id sync + uploading):
Shield.CMD -buf XXX.lpj
Before project building, its build-id is retrieved from server, after building the license project is uploaded to server. It is exactly what the IDE will do when running in the interactive mode.
Rebuilds a project to reproduce the app binary without uploading:
Shield.CMD -bnf XXX.lpj
When project building, the build-id is not touched and the license project is not uploaded to server. This can be useful when you are debugging and updating your own app binary and rebuild the app locally.
Upload project without building:
Shield.CMD -uf XXX.lpj
Compile project to generate license and keygen file:
Shield.CMD -cf XXX.lpj -o c:\temp
The output license file will be c:\tmp\XXX.lic, Keygen file will be: c:\tmp\XXX.kg.
It is useful when you are doing SDK integration and you only want to generate the license file without full project building.
When SoftwareShield builds project, it generates two build scripts in the project folder:
Rebuilds a project to reproduce the app binary without uploading, it is useful when your license project settings are not modified and you just want to wrap your own updated app binaries. When integrating with SoftwareShield SDK, or you are debugging app, the build script will generate wrapped app without creating unnecessary new build-ids and project loading.
IDE's synchronized build behavior (build-id sync + uploading), it is the same behavior as you press the build button in SoftwareShield IDE, the build-id is synchronized with server side and the license project is uploaded to the server for successful build.