I am developing my project using VB6. I'm seeking to create a registration process similar to ebook edit pro listed below.
I need a solution similar to the registration process used by http://www.ebookedit.com/
and need help on how to do this using VB and my web server.
I'll detail the procedures below, but what I'm looking to do is have the user enter in a registration code with pertinent infomation and verify it with an online database to Enable the program on the individual's PC.
I'm not looking to make a demo like ebook edit pro does, just looking to enable the program AFTER online confirmation has been established.
The product (Ebook Edit Pro) registration procedure is as follows:
User enters Name and e-mail address on website to get download link.
The IP address is logged, (but some people use a proxy, and would need to take that into consideration if I was to use that as part of the criteria for registration.)
User gets e-mailed with the download link (of which the URL changes often and is masked)
User downloads product, can use the product, but cannot use main functions of product until registration.
The registration is as follows:
User purchases product;
User clicks 'Register Product';
User Enters Name and registration code (provided by ebook edit pro's e-mail confirmation of order successfully processed);
The program logs into the online database to verify criteria matches to register;
Then, voi-la! ... User can now begin accessing full functionality of program.
The database that I'm using is a mySQL database and I can add a table with fields as needed. I will need to keep the program disabled until registration has been verified, then functionality of program is enabled upon successful registration.
The simplest way to do this will be greatly appreciated!
Thank You VERY MUCH in Advance...