Supported Platforms for Sentinel LDK – End Users

The operating system versions listed in this section were tested by Thales and verified to be fully compatible with Sentinel LDK. Older operating system versions are likely to be compatible as well, but are not guaranteed. For reasons of compatibility and security, Thales recommends that you always keep your operating system up to date with the latest fixes and service packs.

Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment, Protected Applications

Sentinel LDK Run-Time Environment version 8.21 is provided for Windows, Mac, and Linux Intel systems.

To support all of the latest enhancements in Sentinel LDK, and to provide the best security and reliability, end users should receive the latest Run-time Environment (RTE).

NOTE      

>When working with cloud licensing, Thales highly recommends that you always install the latest version of the RTE on the license server machine. (This is applicable for both vendors and customers who are hosting cloud licenses on their license server machine.)

>Upgrading Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment to version 8.21 migrates existing SL AdminMode licenses a new secure storage. Once this occurs, you cannot downgrade the Run-time Environment to an earlier version. Downgrading the Run-time Environment will make existing SL AdminMode licenses invalid.

For all pre-existing functionality in Sentinel LDK, earlier versions of the RTE are supported as follows:

>When using customized vendor API libraries v.8.21 - version-restricted option:

Whenever the RTE is required, Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment v.8.15 or later must be provided.

>When using customized vendor API libraries v.8.21 - version-unrestricted option:

The protected application does not check the version number of the RTE. Whenever the RTE is required, the RTE must be from a version of Sentinel LDK that supports the features that you are using to protect and license your applications.

For details, see "Required Version of the Run-time Environment" in the Sentinel LDK Software Protection and Licensing Guide.

Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment, and protected applications (with or without the Run-time Environment), can be installed under the following systems:

System Supported Versions
.NET

Sentinel LDK provides support for the following target frameworks:

>.NET Framework: v2.0 - v4.8

>.NET Standard: v2.1

>.NET Core: v2.1, v3.1

>.NET 5: v5.0

Protected applications that use the supported .NET frameworks are supported on the following platforms:

>Windows (Win32 and x64)

>Linux Intel (x86_64)

>Linux ARMHF

>Linux ARM64

NOTE   When protected with Envelope: .NET Core applications with platform-specific functionality such as Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) work only on Windows platforms.

Windows

x86 and x64 versions of the following:

>Windows 7 SP1

>Windows 8.1 SP1

>Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

>Windows Server 2012 R2

>Windows Server 2016

>Windows Server 2019

>Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC

>Windows 10 20H2

Note: Windows 10 Insider Preview builds are not supported.

The latest service packs and security updates must be installed.

Mac

>macOS 10.14 Mojave

>macOS 10.15 Catalina

>macOS 11.0 Big Sur

Note: The Sentinel Remote Update System (RUS utility) is not supported for Mac systems in this release. To obtain a fingerprint, use Sentinel Admin Control Center.

 

Linux

Linux Intel (x86‑64)

>OpenSUSE Leap 15.2

>Red Hat EL 7.9, 8.3

>Ubuntu Server 18.04, 20.04

>Ubuntu Desktop 20.04

>Debian 10.7

>CentOS 8.3

The latest service packs and security updates must be installed.

Linux ARM 32-bit (armel and armhf)

The following hardware/boards have been validated:

> BeagleBone Black

>Raspberry Pi-4

>NI cRIO-9068

Linux ARM 64-bit (arm64)

The following hardware/board has been validated:

>Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c

Wine Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment was tested on Linux platforms with Wine 6.0
Android

Android ARM (32-bit and 64‑bit)

Android 9.x, 10.x, 11

Note: For Android 10.x and 11, APKs compiled with API level 29 and later only support Java protection. If you require native code protection for Android 10.x and later, contact Thales support.

Android Architecture

The following architectures are supported:

>armv7

>armv7a

>arm64

Android ABI

Sentinel LDK Envelope supports Android applications designed for the following Android application binary interfaces:

>armeabi

>armeabi-v7a

>arm64-v8a

Note: Data file protection is not supported for Android 7.x and later.
Virtual Machines

The VM detection and VM fingerprinting capabilities provided by Sentinel LDK have been validated on the following technologies:

> Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac

> VMware Workstation 15

>VMware ESXi 6.5, 6.7

>Hyper-V Server 2019 (SL only)

>Xen Project 4.14

>KVM (RHEL 8.3, Ubuntu 20.04 server, Debian 10.x)

>Microsoft Azure

>VirtualBox 6.1.x

>Docker (Linux) containers

>LXC containers

Web Browsers for Sentinel Admin Control Center

>Microsoft Edge - latest version

>Mozilla Firefox - latest version

>Google Chrome - latest version

>Safari - latest version

>Microsoft Internet Explorer (32-bit) version 11

Supported Platforms for Sentinel LDK – Vendors

The operating system versions listed in this section were tested by Thales and verified to be fully compatible with Sentinel LDK. Older operating system versions are likely to be compatible as well, but are not guaranteed. For reasons of compatibility and security, Thales recommends that you always keep your operating system up to date with the latest fixes and service packs.

Sentinel EMS Service

System Supported Versions

Windows

x86 and x64 versions of the following:

>Windows Server 2016 (only x64)

>Windows Server 2019

>Windows 10 20H2

Note: Windows 10 Insider Preview builds are not supported.

The latest service packs and security updates must be installed.

Sentinel EMS Database

System Supported Database Server Software

Windows

>Microsoft SQL Server 2016

>Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express

>Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express

Note: Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express Edition can be installed automatically by the Sentinel EMS Installation wizard. The installer for this version of Microsoft SQL Server is also available on the Sentinel LDK installation drive.

Web Browsers for Sentinel EMS

Supported Browser HTTPS HTTP
Google Chrome version 80 or later
Mozilla Firefox version 84 or later
Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 1

1Java applets are used for protection key-related operations.

NOTE   The Mac Safari Web browser is not supported for Sentinel EMS (both Vendor Portal and Customer Portal) in this release.

Sentinel LDK Vendor Tools

Important! You must always install the latest version of the Sentinel Run-time Environment on the machines that you use to work with Sentinel LDK Vendor Tools and Sentinel EMS. (Under Windows, the Run-time Environment is installed automatically as part of the Sentinel LDK installation procedure.)

System Supported Versions

Windows

x86 and x64 versions of the following:

>Windows 7 SP1

>Windows 8.1 SP1

>Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

>Windows Server 2012 R2

>Windows Server 2016

>Windows 10 20H2

Note: Windows 10 Insider Preview builds are not supported.

The latest service packs and security updates must be installed.

Display: Requires a minimum screen resolution of 1280 by 1024 pixels with 24-bit color quality.

Note for Sentinel LDK Envelope:To protect and execute the provided .NET sample application under Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, you must install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.

Mac

>macOS 10.15 Catalina

>macSO 11.0 Big Sur

Applications built on the Cocoa framework are supported.

Web Browsers for Sentinel Vendor Tools Help Systems:

>Mozilla Firefox

>Mac Safari with configuration option Cross-Origin Restriction disabled. (This option can be accessed from the Developer menu.)

Linux Intel

Sentinel LDK Envelope for Linux and Master Wizard for Linux are supported on the x86‑64 version of the following distributions of Linux:

>OpenSUSE Leap 15.2

>Red Hat EL 8.3

>Ubuntu Server 20.04

>Ubuntu Desktop 20.04

>Debian 10.7

>CentOS 8.3

The latest service packs and security updates must be installed.

Linux ARM

>ARM 32-bit

>ARM 64-bit

Sentinel LDK Envelope for Linux (on a Linux Intel platform) can protect applications that will run on ARM 32-bit and ARM 64-bit platforms.

Android

Android ARM platforms

Java Java 8

Vendor Library Version Dependency

Your customized Vendor libraries (haspvlib_<vendorID>.*) are downloaded each time that you introduce your vendor keys to Sentinel LDK. You should re-introduce your vendor keys each time that you upgrade to a new version of Sentinel LDK.

This section describes dependencies for each version of the vendor libraries.

>When using the Admin License Manager: The version of the Run-time Environment should be equal to or later than the version of the customized Vendor library. For example:

Vendor Library Version Required Run-time Environment Version
7.100 7.100 or later
8.11 8.11 or later
8.13 8.13 or later
8.15 8.15 or later
8.21 8.21 or later

NOTE   A given version of the Vendor library is compatible with newer versions of the Run-time Environment . However, to support the enhancements in a given version of the Run-time Environment, the equivalent version of the Vendor library may be required.

>When using the External License Manager (hasp_rt.exe): The following table indicates the version dependency of the customized Vendor library:

Vendor Library Version Required External License Manager Version
7.100 23.0
8.11 24.0
8.13 24.2
8.15 24.4
8.21 25.0

NOTE   Make sure that the Vendor library and External License Manager versions are synchronized according to the table.

You can download the latest External License Manager from the Sentinel LDK Runtime & Drivers link at: https://cpl.thalesgroup.com/software-monetization/sentinel-drivers

>When using the Integrated License Manager: Your customized Vendor library is not required, so there is no version dependency.

Supported Platforms for Code Samples

The code samples are supported on the same platforms as listed for Sentinel LDK Vendor Tools .

NOTE    The hasp_net_windows.dll provided in the Licensing API vb.net and C# samples for Windows has been compiled with .NET Framework 4.5.

To work with this DLL, .NET Framework 4.5 or later must be installed on your machine.

Prior to Sentinel LDK v.7.4, this DLL was compiled with .NET Framework 2.0, which is now known to contain security vulnerabilities. Because of these vulnerabilities, Thales highly recommends that you upgrade to .NET Framework 4.5 or later.

If you do not want to upgrade your old .NET Framework, you can obtain and use the hasp_net_windows.dll for Windows from a Sentinel LDK release earlier than v.7.4. To obtain an earlier version of Sentinel LDK, contact Technical Support.

Tested Compilers for Code Samples

API Programming
Language
Tested Compilers

Licensing API for Windows

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 2009, 2010, 2014

C

Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019
C++ Builder
Developer Studio 2006

Visual Basic .NET

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, 2019

C#

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, 2019

C++

Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019

C++ Builder

Developer Studio 2006
GCC

Delphi

Delphi 10.4

Java

Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.8
Oracle Java Developer Kit 11
Open JDK 14

C# - .NET Core .NET Core 3.1
C# - .NET .NET 5
Note: An application linked with libhasp_windows_bcc_vendorId.lib always requires Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment on the machine.
Licensing API for macOS Java Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.8
Oracle Java Developer Kit 11
Open JDK 14
C

Clang 9.0.0 or later

Xcode 9.0 or later

Licensing API for Linux Java Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.8
Oracle Java Developer Kit 11
Open JDK 14
C GCC
C++ GCC
C# - .NET Core .NET Core 3.1
.NET 5
Licensing API for Android Java Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.8
License Generation API for Windows C, C#, Visual Basic .NET Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, 2019
Java Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.8
Oracle Java Developer Kit 11
Open JDK 14
License Generation API for Linux C GCC
Activation API for Windows C

Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019

You may need to convert the provided workspace for the VS version used.

Java Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.8
Oracle Java Developer Kit 11
Open JDK 14
Activation API for macOS Java Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.8
Oracle Java Developer Kit 11
Open JDK 14
Activation API for Linux Java Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.8
Oracle Java Developer Kit 11
Open JDK 14
Runtime Environment Installer C Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019

MSI

InstallShield 12

InstallShield 2013 or later

Admin API for Windows Java Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.8
Oracle Java Developer Kit 11
Open JDK 14
C, C#, C++,
Visual Basic .NET
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, 2019
Admin API for Linux C GCC
Admin API for macOS C

Clang 9.0.0 or later

Xcode 9.0 or later

Envelope .NET Runtime API C#

Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019

Java Envelope Configuration API Java

Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.8
Oracle Java Developer Kit 11
Open JDK 14

Android Envelope Java

Oracle Java Developer Kit 1.7, 1.8

Android Studio 3.6

Current Firmware Version

The table that follows indicates the firmware version on Sentinel HL keys when Sentinel LDK was released.

Sentinel LDK Version Firmware Version on...
Sentinel HL
(Driverless Configuration) Keys
Sentinel HL
(HASP Configuration) Keys
(Legacy) Sentinel HASP Keys
8.2

4.x Firmware keys: 4.60
4.x Firmware keys with microSD: 4.61

6.x Firmware keys: 6.09

4.x Firmware keys: 4.35

6.x Firmware keys: 6.09

3.25
8.0

4.x Firmware keys: 4.60
4.x Firmware keys with microSD: 4.61

6.x Firmware keys: 6.08

4.x Firmware keys: 4.35

6.x Firmware keys: 6.08

3.25
7.8, 7.9, 7.10 4.54 4.33 3.25
7.6, 7.7 4.53 4.33 3.25
7.5 4.27 4.27 3.25

To determine the version of the firmware for any given Sentinel HL key, connect the key to a computer where Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment is installed. View the list of keys in Admin Control Center.

Dropped Support

This section lists platforms and compilers that were supported in the past, but have not been tested with (or are no longer supported by) Sentinel LDK 8.2. Thales will continue to accept queries for issues related to these platforms and compilers, and will attempt to provide information to resolve related issues.

Platforms for Protected Applications for End Users

Support for the following platforms has been discontinued for protected applications:

>Android 8.x

>macOS 10.13