| 2:41 am on Jan 4, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Securenetshop shopping cart supports downloadable products.
| 2:45 pm on Jan 4, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Don't ask me why but I never thought to look at the actual HTML coding of a site that offers this! I didn't realize that it was a simple <a href> code connected to a zip file! I'll take a look at the cart you mentioned because I'm not sure if Mal's has this capability or not. Thanks!
| 5:55 pm on Jan 7, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Beware of using a fixed vanilla <href> link - it's an invitation to fraud. It only has to be posted on some hacker site somewhere, or emailed around, and the whole world can download your goods without paying.
You really need a system that uses obfuscated links that change for each order, and can be set to expire after a set period. I only know of one off-the-shelf solution that offers this kind of security - though I would be interested to know if there is another.
[edited by: tedster at 4:56 am (utc) on Jan. 8, 2004]
| 2:29 am on Jan 8, 2004 (gmt 0)|
My company also offers time controlled, "below root" file linking for downloadable goods via our ecommerce software. So there is more than one :)
[edited by: tedster at 4:58 am (utc) on Jan. 8, 2004]
| 5:08 am on Jan 8, 2004 (gmt 0)|
There's a company called ealaddin that bought the internet startup I used to work for. They can package any digital content for secure distribution and unlocking, and can also add a try and buy splash screen to just about any program. Basically the user downloads an encrypted file and gets an unlock key from the server... much better than having a password protected link or something...
| 5:37 am on Jan 8, 2004 (gmt 0)|
OSCommerce has a decent download manager if you're looking at paid downloads.
Also, you can look at putting a random password into a zip file using a perl script or renaming a file and copying it to a download directory if you're looking for some easy solutions.
| 5:21 am on Jan 9, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Heres an easy to use HTML encyrptor that can hide you download link. Pretty simplistic but might work.
| 3:49 am on Jan 15, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Both Clickbank and 2Checkout offer secure ways to redirect customers to a downloadable product after payment.
| 3:52 am on Jan 15, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for all the suggestions. Has anyone had any luck with PayloadZ? I was wondering if it would work with Mal's?
| 2:42 pm on Jan 15, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Clickbank does not offer any security for the download file--you have to handle all that yourself. If you don't make it secure, it is not secure.