What is Online Activation and what is this module for?
When you create eBooks requiring registration, you send
your registered users a registration code that they should
enter to register your product. However, you have no idea as
to what happens to registration keys afterwards. You can only
hope that your customers are honest people and that they will
not share the received key with other users. Online Activation
allows you to add a special protection shield that will control
the use of registration keys. Such control prevents your keys
from being distributed.
If you are preparing retail CD packages
to be sold off-line, please have a look at Key
Storage module also.
How does it work?
The Online Activation module is stored on your web server
and runs as a completely automatic manager that allows or forbids
people to use registration keys. When the user enters registration
information, your eBook checks the validity of the entered
key and sends registration data to the Online Activation module.
The module performs a number of checks: whether the key is
on the black list, whether it has been already used this month
and so on. After all checks have been carried out, the module
allows or forbids registration. If registration is allowed,
the product gets registered. Otherwise the eBook remains unregistered.
The administrator panel allows you to view the history of key use, edit the black
list, change the options of automatic decisions, etc.
How to install the module?
1. Download the latest version of the Online Activation module
using the menu to the right.
2. Unpack the downloaded file.
3. Upload the unpacked files/directories to a separate directory
at a webserver that will process activations.
4. Use your browser to open admin/install.php on the web
5. Follow the instructions.
How to configure my products for online activation?
After you install the module on your server, you should just
enter the full URL to activation.php in the 'Online Activation
URL' field on the Protection page of your eBook Maestro PRO
to the eBook Maestro Homepage
Current version: 1.2
File Size: 22.8kb
To run OAM, the webserver you're hosted on must meet a few simple requirements.
These are not terribly high, and as such most hosts meet them.
PHP 4.1.0 or higher
- MySQL 3.23.4 or higher
- Fixed a bug where the del.php returns a warning message on
deleting a product item.
- Fixed a bug which caused the activate.php to check
ProductName incorrectly in some cases.
Fixed a bug where the install.php did not detect
the DataBase properly.
- Fixed a bug which caused the install.php to add the default
product with a missing time value.