In XLS Padlock, you can generate activation keys for your workbook application directly with “Key Generator”. A dialog box lets then you create these activation keys:

→ For simple activation keys, you just click the Generate button. A key is instantly created.

→ For hardware-locked keys, you must enter the system ID your user has sent to you. Click the Generate button. A key is instantly created. The key is associated to the system ID you entered, so that it will activate your application only on the computer with this system ID.

You can copy the key to the clipboard in order to send it to your customer, and/or save it as a .txt file.


The key generator will output activation keys for your own workbook only (be sure to have opened your source workbook in Excel). Keys generated will not work with other workbooks that do not share the same Application Master Key.