You may be aware of the fact that you can share a USB security dongle over the network if the device comes with the appropriate license. This license enables multiple computers to access the same USB dongle across LAN. However, not all hardware keys offer this type of licensing. Some USB security dongles are designed to be used on an individual computer only. To get remote access of USB key dongles of this type, you need to employ some dedicated third-party software.
Another situation that you may face is attempting to access a USB security key that is connected to a physical host from a virtual machine. In this case, a dedicated app can help you share your security dongle over the network and redirect it to your guest OS.
Note, there should be the “Multi-connect” or “Single-connect” icon next to the USB dongle you are going to share. The first one means you can share a USB key dongle and it will be accessible to several remote machines simultaneously. The “Single-connect” icon indicates that a shared dongle key will be available for use on only one machine at a time.
This is it! Now, the shared USB key will appear in the remote system as though it were connected to that computer physically.
It really is that simple to access USB security dongles from anywhere on your network with the help of Donglify.