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Chapter 2: How Passwords Work


Activ eBook Compiler & ClickBank - How To Sell eBook Passwords
Chapter 2: How Passwords Work

Using passwords, an author can easily create:
  1. Shareware-style eBooks: The reader is initially given access to only part of the eBook, but needs to get a password to read the rest. Most authors using this approach would normally charge for these passwords.

  2. Free-trial eBooks: The reader is initially given access to the eBook for a trial period - but if he/she wants to keep reading after the trial is over, the reader will need to get a password from the author. Again, most authors using this approach would normally charge for these passwords.

More specifically, the password features available are:
  • Authors may select any combination of pages in their eBook to be password protected.

  • Authors who want to protect an entire eBook they should password protect at least the index page and preferably all HTML pages in their eBooks.

  • Passwords can be used in conjunction with the expiry feature of the software. This allows part or all of the eBook to be initially accessible - but the entire eBook to become password protected after a set number of days or uses.


One Password versus Multiple Passwords

Each eBook you create can contain any number of passwords between 1 and 1,000.

If the eBook has just one password: All readers will need the exact same password to unlock the eBook.

If the eBook has multiple passwords: Which password a particular user needs, is effectively determined at random (but is not under user control). This can be used to prevent readers "sharing" passwords against the author's wishes. More passwords, provide more security. For example:
  • If there are 10 passwords, the chance that any two readers will need the same password is 1 in 10, or 10%.

  • If there are 20 passwords, the chance that any two readers will need the same password, is 1 in 20, or 5%.

  • If there are 100 passwords, the chance that any two readers will need the same password, is 1 in 100, or 1%.

  • If there are 1,000 passwords, the chance that any two readers will need the same password, is 1 in 1,000, or 0.1%.
NOTE:
Activ eBook supports up to 1,000 passwords per eBook, however if you use ClickBank and do not know CGI programming, the maximum number of different passwords that you will effectively be able to use is 99.


eBooks Using One Password

Version 3.02:
  1. In the Edit Security dialog box, there is a field labelled URL Where Users Can Get Your Passwords.
  2. If you are using just one password in your eBook, you should simply enter the URL of the Sales page on your web site. For example, http://www.yoursite.com/salespage.html.
  3. Click OK to close the Edit Security dialog box.

Version 4.00 and later - using a "System Generated" Password Protected page. (a system generated page is a page created automatically by the system).
  1. Click Security on the Edit menu.
  2. Check Password Protection System.
  3. Now Add the password.
  4. Click OK to close the Edit Security dialog box.
  5. Click System Pages on the Edit menu.
  6. In the dialog box, go to Password Protected tab.
  7. Select System Page and enter the URL in the field provided.
  8. You can also change the text of the message on the page if you want.
  9. Click OK to close the Edit System Pages dialog box.
Version 4.00 and later - using "My Own Page" Password Protected Page (allowing a page of your own design).
  1. Make an HTML page which will be shown to users when they need a password. You can include a hyperlinks as part of this page.
  2. Place the HTML file in the source folder with your other HTML files.
  3. Click Refresh on the Edit menu, and the new HTML file should appear in the list of files.
  4. You will probably wish to remove it from the Table Of Contents and Search results. To do so, double click on the file name, and in the dialog box, uncheck Contents and Searchable, then click OK.
  5. Click Security on the Edit menu.
  6. Check Password Protection System.
  7. Now Add the password.
  8. Click OK to close the Edit Security dialog box.
  9. Click System Pages on the Edit menu.
  10. In the dialog box, go to Password Protected tab.
  11. Select My Own Page.
  12. Select the file name of the HTML page that you created earlier in the drop down box.
  13. Click OK to close the Edit System Pages dialog box.

eBooks Using Multiple Passwords

If you create an eBook containing multiple passwords, then you will want to have a different Sales page on your web site for selling each password (one page that sells password #1, one that sells password #2, one that sells password #3, etc.).

Activ eBook Compiler contains a special feature that makes setting up a system like this very easily. In includes the capability to automatically expanded (at the time the user views your eBook) a special code to the number of the password that the current user needs to read that page.

For example:
  1. Suppose you have 3 passwords in your eBook.

  2. In this case, each user will need a particular one of the passwords, effectively determined at random.

  3. If a particular user likes your eBook and wants to pay, then he/she will want to pay for the password that will work for him/her.

  4. You should set up one Sales page on your web site for each password. It is very important the URL of the page differs only by the fact that it contains the number of the password being sold from that page, like this;
    • Password #1 might be sold from http://www.yoursite.com/salespage1.html.
    • Password #2 might be sold from http://www.yoursite.com/salespage2.html.
    • Password #3 might be sold from http://www.yoursite.com/salespage3.html.

  5. The next step depends on which version you are using:

    Version 3.02:
    1. In the Edit Security dialog box, there is a field labelled URL Where Users Can Get Your Passwords.
    2. In the URL where users can get your passwords field in the compiler you should enter the following URL: http://www.yoursite.com/salespage{p}.html.
    3. Click OK to close the Edit Security dialog box.

    Version 4.00 and later - using a "System Generated" Password Protected page. (a system generated page is a page created automatically by the system).
    1. Click Security on the Edit menu.
    2. Check Password Protection System.
    3. Now Add the password.
    4. Click OK to close the Edit Security dialog box.
    5. Click System Pages on the Edit menu.
    6. In the dialog box, go to Password Protected tab.
    7. Select System Page.
    8. In the URL where users can get your passwords field in the compiler you should enter the following URL: http://www.yoursite.com/salespage{p}.html.
    9. You can also change the text of the message on the page if you want.
    10. Click OK to close the Edit System Pages dialog box.
    Version 4.00 and later - using "My Own Page" Password Protected Page (allowing a page of your own design).
    1. Make an HTML page which will be shown to users when they need a password. You can include a hyperlinks as part of this page.
    2. Make a hyperlink (to get the password) within the page to the following URL: http://www.yoursite.com/salespage[={p}].html.
    3. If you want the password number to also appear in the text you can enter
    4. Place the HTML file in the source folder with your other HTML files.
    5. Click Refresh on the Edit menu, and the new HTML file should appear in the list of files.
    6. Double click on the file name and in the dialog box, check PreProcessor. You will probably also wish to remove it from the Table Of Contents and Search results. To do so, uncheck Contents and Searchable. When you are done, then click OK.
    7. Click Security on the Edit menu.
    8. Check Password Protection System.
    9. Now Add the password.
    10. Click OK to close the Edit Security dialog box.
    11. Click System Pages on the Edit menu.
    12. In the dialog box, go to Password Protected tab.
    13. Select My Own Page.
    14. Select the file name of the HTML page that you created earlier in the drop down box.
    15. Click OK to close the Edit System Pages dialog box.

    The special {p} or [={p]} code is replaced (when the user is reading your eBook by 1, 2, or 3 depending on which particular password the user needs to keep reading.






   

 
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