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Password - Subscription edition

ruv2000 I have a few password protected pages in my ebook that one will gain access by entering a password. But I need that password to expire at about 6 months after which they need to renter a password or it should be able to lock the file from opening or auto delete. Is there a way to do any of this, with ebook compiler. Please help.

Posted on: 6:16 pm on February 8, 2009
rlemire ruv2000;

I may be incorrect, but I have never seen a feature in Activ E-Book that would allow you to expire an Activ password after a specific time period.

If I understand correctly, you want to activate an eBook with a password for a specific period of time and then close the eBook until a new password is entered. As far as I know, once an Activ E-Book has been activated by a password, it can not be de-activated in such a way that would require a new password.

Something similar to what you want could probably be developed using Activ E-Books ability to read and write to an ini file... but real security would require custom code using JavaScript and other more advanced methods generally not available with Activ E-Book. (like reading and writing to the Windows registry etc.)

For example, something like HYPrLock's Instant Refund Disabling feature could be used (with a timer) to disable an eBook after a specific time period -- but HYPrLock needs to be manually reset by the author before a refunded eBook can be re-activated.


Posted on: 7:46 am on February 11, 2009
RiffRaff Confess to being a little intrigued by this!
Unless you were intending to update/amend information contained within the book, why would you want to permit access for six months only, and then suddenly forbid it unless another password was granted? (Or is that "purchased"?)

Posted on: 12:09 pm on February 11, 2009
rlemire Riffraff;

I'm a little mystified as well -- especially by the six month period.

However, the concept would be ideal if you had an Ezine/eBook (electronic magazine) that was regularly updated with new content (using AJAX). In that case, I would expect the subscription period to be monthly rather than every six months.


Posted on: 4:01 pm on February 11, 2009

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