I have created 4 web parts using SPFX. Now I want implement licensing.

If the user has purchase license then can access web part else user is redirected to license.

  • What is the best approach to fulfilling this requirement?
  • Should I create license component in each web part?


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I won't recommend you to keep your license on the client side. Since the SPFx is completely client side module, anyone can easily go through the code and find all the details, how you are using licensing in you web part.

To your problem, I can recommend using Azure Functions. They are very powerful when it's come to serverless computing (as quoted my Microsoft).

Follow the URL to know more about them. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/

  • no we don't wanna go for azure.. Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 8:34
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    then you can go with WCF approach, write your own web service, host them in your environment and use it in SPFx web part. Its not good to write license module in client side. Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 8:54
  • yeh i know that..My question is how can i implement it on client side.I mean can i create license component in each webpart or any other way i can use it? Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 8:58
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    In case you have four different SPFx solutions, than Create one more Node.js solution for licensing only. Put all the code related to licensing in it. Export this module and include it in your other SPFx solutions. In case you have all the 4 web part within same solution, than simply add licensing module within the SPFx solution only and use it in all of the web parts. Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 14:30
  • I would highly suggest that you make sure that the licensing check makes an off-box call that you make it async and after the webpart has completed rendering. If it fails, then update the div with your error / link / etc. Don't block the normal experience flow though. Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 17:56

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