We are OEMs that are currently dealing with a few of our customers copying our IP from our GE iFix systems. I am trying to get any “best practices” that any of you use that can prevent any of these problems in Ignition? Specifically, these scenarios we are interested in mitigating:
- Our systems are Virtual Machine based. How would we prevent a company from copying our virtual machine with Ignition installed and licensed? Basically, we do not want a company to clone our VM and put it on their “copy system”.
- We need to be flexible to let customers add their own users to our Ignition setup (through Active directory or adding users in the Gateway Webpage), how do we prevent them from taking Gateway backup files and copying the pages/code out for themselves and re-selling?
This is just a bit of things we are dealing with more and more and we want to protect our systems so that another company cannot take our IP and re-sell it.