I want to restrict access to a folder in my frontpage website that contains files for customers to download eg. http://www.mydomain.com/download/ebook01.zip
I have a registration module where buyers have to signup and indicate their preferred Username and Password and the system will email them an acknowledgement which they have to Activate before they can actually login to the 'Registered Customers Page'. This is all working fine. However, on this Registered Customers Page, there are 3 links for them to click to download the files they have paid for. The problem I have is how to prevent the URL of those links from being passed around to non-paying customers. So I figured I needed to secure the folder where the files are. I know how to secure the folder by changing it to a subweb etc. I used a MS ACCESS db to store the registered customers that can login. So, my question is, instead of manually ADDING new users to the frontpgae subweb, is there a way to check against the database that holds the registered customers to grant them access to download the files from the subweb ?
Thanks in advance for any help..:) sorry it is a bit long winded.