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Secure access to map

This is a discussion on Secure access to map within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; I have a need to deploy a mappoint map in a vb .net application but i dont want anyone to ...

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    Secure access to map

    I have a need to deploy a mappoint map in a vb .net application but i dont want anyone to have access to the map outside of the mappoint control on the form.

    The application will be deployed on a cd to various people so I have to distribute the map with the app.

    How can I prevent people having access to the map outside of my application, I thought about putting the map in VB .net app as an 'embeded resource' but once I have done this I cant seem to open the map again as the mappoint control looks for a file name.

    Any ideas would be really appriciated

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    Depending on how much stuff is on your map you could generate the map in your code (add the pushpins and or shapes etc....)

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    This isn't really an option theres about 10000 pins and shapes

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    Back to the 'embeded resource' idea. Can you create a file from the 'embeded resource' at run time? (Like in the windows/temp directory)You code can delete the file when your app is closed.

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    And if a temporary directory is okay (or a ramdisk?)...

    You could ship the map on the CD in an encrypted or obfuscated form.
    Your application would then decrypt or un-ofuscate it, and copy the 'clean' version into the temporary directory.

    Obfuscation could be really simple - eg. XOR each byte with a known number, or add a value.
    Encryption would probably be a bit slower but it would be more secure.


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    This is something I have been thinking about, creating the file with a random file name and no extension hidden in windows temp folder.

    I think this is the way i'm going to have to go as I just cant think of any other solution.

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