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Passwords w/o Clickbank

Joe Zychik Thank you very much for a speedy response to my last post.

Since I don't use Clickbank, is there a way I could sell the passwords automatically? Could I use a shopping cart to sell each password? I'm not a programmer. I am good at customizing .cgi programs that I download, that's about it. Any suggestions on how I can automate the sale of passwords would be helpful.

Thanks again for your excellent site and your timely support.


Posted on: 1:29 pm on September 1, 2001
EBookCompiler Joe, I think it would depend on your payment solution

You could make each password a "product" that is being sold thru whatever system you choose

You could just have 1 product with lots of options (i.e. which password number)

If the payment/CGI solution you choose sends a custom email message to the customer for each product or product-option,  or delivers a custom thankyou-web-page for each product or product-option  - then yes it would automate very nicely

Same idea as the ClickBank solutions - just different implementation

Posted on: 5:42 pm on September 1, 2001
Joe Zychik Thanks again for your speedy and informative reply.
I may have found an interesting solution:
http://www.quickstore.comoffers the QuickStore shopping cart, cost $175.
An inventory module comes with it for an addictional $99, which can be tweaked to not display a product that is out of inventory.
I figure I could sell each password as one product, set the product total at one, and then Quickstore will automatically remove it from display once it is sold.
In the long run it would be a lot less expensive for me than using Clickbank.
I still am a little unsure of how the password system works. How is it generated? For instance if I sell password abc123, how does that password lock the e-book to one user's computer? Or is the password generated when the sale is made? If you've explained the process somewhere else on your site, please excuse my overlooking it.

Thank you,

Posted on: 10:58 pm on September 1, 2001
EBookCompiler if there is more than 1 password

Which of thes passwords a particular user needs is determined by the computer, ESBN and total number of passwords in the e-book

What this means is you know at the time you (the author) know at the time that you create the e-book what the passwords are

But you don't know (until later) who needs which password.

Effectively which of the passwords a particular person needs will appear to be determined at random.

For example Alice installs the e-book on her PC.  She might need password #537.  When Bob installs the same e-book on his PC, he might need password #123, etc.

For ClickBank (and you may be able to adapt it for your situation) there is a tutorial here:


This tutorial was written frov version 2/3.  For version 4, the only difference (although there are more options too in version 4), is chapter 2 where it says Edit Security for entering the URL - instead do Edit System Pages , Password Protected tab, My Own page.

Posted on: 2:56 am on September 2, 2001

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