Yes! By using the "My Commands Protection" Utility within Dragon Medical Practice Edition you will have the ability to seamlessly encrypt custom commands. In the example we will take you step by step to export and encrypt a custom command that users can then import and apply the commands in any other profile. Users however will be unable to view the source code, edit the code or re-export the commands. Therefore you can be assured the integrity of the commands remains protected.
Step 1 Export the Unencrypted Custom Command
1. In the DragonBar, select Tools>Command Browser as illustrated below.
2. Select the desired custom command>Export illustrated below. Depending on where you save your custom commands this may be in a different folder. Note by choosing a simple location such as the root of C:\, it becomes simple for you to type the path location in the Mycommands Protection Utility tool.
3. Name and Save the custom command illustrated below. Note you will want to backup the exported command prior to encryption for your records, as they will not be available for further edit.
Step 2 Encrypt the Exported Command
1. In the Start Menu, select Dragon Medical Practice Edition>Practice Edition Tools>MyCommands Protection Utility as illustrated below.
2. In the MyCommands Protection Utility, type the encryption command and desired variables by hitting the Enter key illustrated below. In this example I used: protectcmds.exe C:Marco_Sig.dat eDist [[email protected]]
Note you may use double quotes if there are any spaces in the path/file name, vendor –name or vendor-contact-info fields.
3. If you have used the correct format, the confirmation "Protected 1 Commands in "C:Marco_Sig.dat "." in the MyCommands Protection Utility window can be seen and you can exit as illustrated below..
STEP 3 Import the Encrypted Commands
At this point you may now import the protected commands into any user’s profile. While they will be able to use the commands, if they try to view or edit the command, they will receive the following message.
Important: Be careful not to import it into the user profile from which you created the commands, or you’ll overwrite the encrypted ones.
Congratulations! You did it! Your commands will now be encrypted. Go ahead give it another try, this time without the training wheels!
Verification Source: In-house testing
Test Date: 03-20-12