is Key Storage and what is this module for?
You will need the Key Storage module if you decide to sell
retail CD packages offline. When you sell eBooks offline, you
don't have an opportunity to send the activation key by e-mail.
All you can do is print the key on the CD inset. But the activation
key is too long for the user to enter it manually. Key Storage
can help you to solve this problem. It adds an online registration system, and
the user has only to type the registration form URL in the browser, fill in
the form and enter the serial number to get the activation key by e-mail. Serial
numbers are very short, and it's easy to enter them manually. This is just the
right solution for selling retail CD packages offline.
How does it work?
The Key Storage module stores two lists for each product:
a list of serial numbers and a list of activation keys. When
a user fills in the form, the module checks if the serial number
is in the list of unused serial numbers. If it finds the serial
number in the list, the user gets an activation code. Otherwise,
the user does not get the activation code. The administrator
panel allows you to view the history of registrations, add
new items to lists, generate serial numbers and print CD insets.
How to install the module?
1. Download the latest version of the Key Storage module
using the menu to the right.
2. Unpack the downloaded file.
3. Upload the unpacked files to the webserver that will process
4. Use your browser to open admin/install.php on the web
5. Follow the instructions.
How to configure and start the module?
After you install the module, simply add your products and add serial numbers
and activation keys to the corresponding lists.
When the module is configured, users will be able to fill in the registration
form and get activation keys. Just place the URL of the form on the CD inset
and add serial numbers to retail packages. The products are ready for sale!
How to edit user messages?
Templates of messages the user receives after successful/unsuccessful registration
are located in the msg subfolder. To edit messages you should edit the following
Emailconfirm.msg Template of an e-mail message the user receives after successful
Getkeyno.msg Template of a page that opens if the registration was unsuccessful.
Getkeyyes.msg Template of a page that opens after successful registration.
You can use the following macros in templates:
$name full name of the registered user.
$fname first name of the registered user.
$lname last name of the registered user.
$prodname name of the product the user registered.
$actkey the activation key.
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