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    Junior Member TenGrandDame's Avatar
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    Question How do I go about doing this please?

    Hi howyagoin?

    Very briefly with out wanting to waffle on. I am wanting to create a website that the member needs to register and sign in on with a password and username BUT only after they have paid via paypal to access the website. I wish to sell my OWN home made banners on this website. BUT the problem I am trying to get around is once the member is taken from the payment page to the website where they must register in order to sign in on it needs to be set up so that they paying members cannot pass on the link of the page where they have just registered on in order to sign in on to my website in order for would be thieves (others) friends etc to access the banner pages where I will have my home made banners on. The moral to my story is I want to stop thieves from accessing my website with the registeration and sign in page link FREE of charge by registering and signing in and than taking what they want free of charge. I hope this all makes sense and that some one can make sense of all of this and be able to help me with what I need to know.

    Thanks in advance for any help regarding my issue.


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    Senior Member Ronald Roe's Avatar
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    I think I understand what you're getting at.

    So, let's start with some expectation management: You can't stop thieves. All you can do is slow them down by making things harder.

    With that out of the way, you'll need to use session management to accomplish this. I don't know anything about your project or what it uses, but basically, once users are logged in, the server opens a session with their browser. From there, you'll only serve content that they're authorized to see while in a session. Once they leave the site or close their browser, the server deletes the session. If they send a link to a friend, it will be invalid, since it doesn't have the same session information attached to it.
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    Senior Member Ronald Roe's Avatar
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    I generally recommend not using w3schools, but their PHP sessions tutorial is pretty good.

    https://www.w3schools.com/php/php_sessions.asp
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    First of all, what type of banners are you talking about? Are you talking about web ad banners, or printed banners that you'd hang somewhere?

    Second, as Ron said you'll never fully stop them. People can pay once and share with others, which is why digital goods tend not to sell as well online as physical goods. You can slow them down, but you'll never stop them.
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    Thanks guys. Yes I thought it would be the case that you can never stop thiefs especially if they have any knowledge in how to hack websites at all. Your informtion above has given me some thing to think about. Thank you again for all your help.


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