A Dongle or security key is an essential device if you want to protect the important files of your company, work or any special program. Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to give copies to workers or trusted people. Therefore, it is necessary to know how to make a copy correctly, which allows users to validate the permission to access a document or a program, that is, permission is given to make any modification or view the stored information. Note that it is very important to make copies of the Dongles because in case of loss or damage to the device you can replace it without a problem.
This guide explains step-by-step what is a USB Dongle or security key? What they are used for and how you can make a copy that work perfectly. Finally, a warning, the copy of the USB key must be done correctly; otherwise the device may be damaged.
What is a USB Dongle or security key and what is it for?
A USB dongle is a device used as a security key, a small adapter that connects to another device and performs an additional function to validate the device user.
It functions as follows: When you connect a dongle or security key to a computer, a fragment of the program or software is validated to work. In some cases the programs operate in restricted mode or do not work if the user has not previously been validated with a Dongle.
In addition, it can be used to integrate access passwords, preventing users from accessing files and folders if they do not have passwords. A Dongle or security key can be USB or HDMI type.
How to share a USB dongle over LAN or Internet?
There is another method to share a Dongle device, without the need to make a copy. The great advantage of this option is that it works with the most popular operating systems: Windows, macOS, Linux, Android.
First and primarily, I would accent the Donglify program. (Windows, macOS)
Donglify, you can make the same USB device accessible to multiple machines at a time.*
* Note: The multi-connect function currently works with HASP HL Pro, Sentinel HL Pro, SafeNet eToken 5110, and CodeMeter CmStick security keys. USB dongles of other types can be accessed from only one computer at a time
For this there is a program called FlexiHub. (Windows, macOS, Linux, Android.)
The program has a free version that you can try for 14 days and a paid version. The paid version is subscription. Although, it also has a lifetime license, called USB Network Gate. (Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android.)
Steps to share a USB Dongle and overcome the protection of a program
There are several methods to make clone a Dongle or to share, some only work on computers with Windows operating systems, from Windows XP to Windows 10. This method performs a complete emulation of the Dongle. You must follow the steps exactly as shown below; any error can cause irreversible damage to the USB device.
Basic requirements to share a USB key
Before starting the process to share the Dongle, you must verify that all the basic requirements necessary to make the copy correctly are met, for this you must confirm the following points:
● A computer with a valid operating system for the program (Windows XP / Vista).
● Know the brand and model of the Dongle you will share: can be one of the following; HASP or Sentinel.
● When you know the model of the Dongle device, download the emulator using the following links:
○ Link 1
○ Link 2
● Use a program to dump the Dongle, you can use Neobit 11.
● Download the corresponding drivers for each device, that is, “Sentinel” or “HASP” drivers.
The creation process follows a certain order; you must first dump the Dongle with the corresponding program and then perform the emulation. Always use the appropriate...Read more »