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Read Book B if Book A has password

Carlos Hi,

I want to achieve this:

Book A is password protected and users must enter a password to read it.
Book B is not password protected BUT I only want to allow users to read it if Book A is registered (has a correct password).

I'm thinking to do the following:
When a user enters password in book A I create an .ini file with a specific parameter.
When running book B I check if the .ini files exists and if the parameter is ok.

1. Is there any concerns if I do this?

2. I know that the Ans2000.ini stores the password of ebooks. But if I just check from book B to see if the password parameter entered for book A has any value, am I not take some risks as users can enter any info there, even if it's wrong?

Any other suggestion to achieve this?


Posted on: 5:16 pm on April 16, 2003
EBookCompiler I think your idea is good, but if you want to be a bit more secure you could use some kind of mathematical formula, etc based on the user id

Book A - after the password is entered, get the user id, do the math formula, and store into an INI

Book B - get the user id, do the math formula, and compare this to the value in the INI.  If they are the same you're okay - if they're not, or there's nothing in the INI don't display whatever

Posted on: 5:20 am on April 17, 2003
Carlos As you already confirmed in other post that userid is the same, that's a good idea.

Thanks Sunil!


Posted on: 5:37 am on April 17, 2003


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