How to Install and Use Safenet Sentinel Dongle Software
Safenet Sentinel dongle software is a solution that provides software licensing and protection for applications that use Sentinel hardware keys. Sentinel dongle software allows you to manage your licenses, activate and deactivate keys, monitor usage, and more. In this article, we will show you how to install and use Safenet Sentinel dongle software on Windows.
Step 1: Download the Safenet Drivers for Windows
Before you can use Safenet Sentinel dongle software, you need to install the drivers that enable your computer to communicate with the hardware keys. You can download the drivers from Thales Group website[^1^]. Choose the drivers that match your product and operating system. For example, if you have a Sentinel HL SuperPro key and Windows 10, you can download the Sentinel Protection Installer 7.7.1 for Windows[^1^]. Note: Before you run the Safenet Authentication Client, make sure your token is unplugged (in other words, not plugged into the USB port on the computer).
Step 2: Run the Safenet Authentication Client
After you download the drivers, run the Safenet Authentication Client program that you downloaded. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. You may need to restart your computer after the installation is finished.
Step 3: Plug in your Sentinel Hardware Key
Once you have installed the drivers and restarted your computer, you can plug in your Sentinel hardware key into a USB port on your computer. The Safenet Authentication Client should detect your key and display its information on the screen. You can see the serial number, firmware version, memory size, and license status of your key.
Step 4: Launch the Safenet Sentinel Dongle Software
To launch the Safenet Sentinel dongle software, go to Start > All Programs > Thales > Sentinel > Sentinel Admin Control Center. This will open a web browser window that shows the Sentinel Admin Control Center interface. Here you can access various features and functions of your Sentinel dongle software, such as:
Licenses: View and manage your licenses, activate and deactivate keys, transfer licenses between keys, etc.
Keys: View and manage your keys, update firmware, change passwords, etc.
Products: View and manage your products, add new products, edit product details, etc.
Tools: Access various tools and utilities for troubleshooting, diagnostics, backup and restore, etc.
Help: Access online help and documentation for your Sentinel dongle software.
You can also access these features and functions by right-clicking on the Safenet Authentication Client icon in the system tray and selecting an option from the menu.
Safenet Sentinel dongle software is a powerful and flexible solution that helps you protect and monetize your software applications. By using Safenet Sentinel dongle software, you can easily manage your licenses, keys, products, and more. To install and use Safenet Sentinel dongle software on Windows, you need to download and install the drivers from Thales Group website[^1^], run the Safenet Authentication Client program[^3^], plug in your Sentinel hardware key[^2^], and launch the Safenet Sentinel dongle software from the Sentinel Admin Control Center[^1^]. We hope this article has helped you understand how to install and use Safenet Sentinel dongle software on Windows. aa16f39245