Activation Codes


Store Items Edit Item Digital Delivery Activation Codes (section)


Some merchants will want to assign Activation Codes to certain digital content (usually software). You are given three options; None, Assign from list or Retrieve real-time.

Make your selection by clicking on one of the three radio buttons to the left of the options.

  • None

Make this selection if NO activation codes are needed. No other action is necessary.

  • Assign from list

Once you select this choice, the section will expand to allow you to configure your list.

A limit of 3,000 codes should be used, when using a list of codes. If you need more then 3000 codes, we recommend using the Real time list.

First enter a description that you want to appear on the receipt. Then enter your codes, one per line (hit 'enter' at the end of each line). Lastly, enter the "Low Warning Threshold".

  • Retrieve real time

Check this selection if you want the customer to obtain the activation code from a designated URL. Enter the URL in the box provided. Also enter the "Shared Secret"

Shared Secrets

Please see this whitepaper for a thorough discussion of shared secrets: UltraCart Activation API

Low Activation Codes Email Notification

User Email Notification

Each user that has the "Activation Codes" email notification configured in their user will receive notifications for items configured with the "Low Warning Threshold" field in the "Assign from List" configuration fields.