Access Sentinel dongle over network with Sentinel dongle emulator

Olga Weis

Contents


  1. What is a Sentinel dongle?
  2. Problems you may face using Sentinel USB dongles.
  3. How to clone Sentinel keys.

What is a Sentinel dongle?

Sentinel dongle

Sentinel Hardware Key (USB dongle) is a small hardware device designed to protect software from illegal and unauthorized use. This dongle is an advanced solution that combines cryptography with a public key (ECC-algorithm), symmetric AES encryption algorithm, and a reliable authentication system.

As well as all the other products of SafeNet Sentinel line, Sentinel dongles allow implementing reliable and secure licensing models.

Depending on the cost of the software and your protection and licensing needs, you can opt for a relatively inexpensive Sentinel USB key, like Sentinel HL Basic dongle, or select a multifunctional model that gives maximum flexibility in licensing. For instance, if your program requires not only copy protection, but also, for example, time-based licensing, it makes sense to use a Sentinel key with integrated Real Time Clock technology, etc.

Problems you may face using Sentinel USB dongles


The operation principle of a Sentinel dongle is in many ways similar to most standard security keys that you may be familiar with: once a user installs the software, it can be used only after the Sentinel original hardware key is connected to the computer.

However, it’s not a rare case that you are not able to attach your Sentinel key directly to the USB port of your PC. Whether you don’t have the USB device at hand or want to access it while being miles away from home, you may feel the need to connect to your valuable device remotely.

In this case, the optimal solution will be to use a secure and reliable Sentinel dongle emulator — the software that will help you clone Sentinel USB dongle and redirect it over the Internet.

FlexiHub is probably the best option you can choose for this purpose. This dedicated software can easily create a Sentinel dongle clone and forward it over any distance to any remote machine. With this app, you’ll be able to connect to your USB key while being in a remote office, another city, country, or even from another continent. Best of all, you won’t need to have the device physically present. FlexiHub will virtualize your dongle and make it accessible to multiple remote machines over the Internet. With that, if you’d like to block access to your device, you’ll be able to lock your key in the software interface.

FlexiHub

The clear benefits you get with FlexiHub:


  • You don’t need to use any SafeNet Sentinel USB dongle cracks, as FlexiHub is a legal way to emulate your security keys.
  • The software works across any network, including LAN, Ethernet, and the Internet.
  • FlexiHub is a cross-platform solution that allows creating connections between Windows, Mac, and Linux OSes.
  • Once you get access to a remote Sentinel dongle over the network, your communication is reliably protected with advanced encryption.
  • FlexiHub is a friendly app that will let you share your USB keys with just a couple of clicks.

Here’s how you can copy Sentinel USB dongle with FlexiHub:


  1. First, install the app on all machines that will have access to your Sentinel dongle, including the “server” PC with the key physically attached.
  2. Then, register your FlexiHub account. It’s free.
  3. Next, start FlexiHub on the server computer and sign into your newly-created account.
  4. After that, launch the software on a remote machine and log into the FlexiHub account using the same credentials.
  5. In the app’s interface on a remote computer, you’ll see the required Sentinel key in the list of available devices. Click “Connect” and the remote device will appear on your computer as though it were physically attached to your machine.