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Subject:Re: Re: documentation on the WWW From:Kris Olberg <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 3 Oct 1996 13:15:53 -0700
At 04:01 PM 10/3/96 EST, you wrote:
>A question for those of you whose product doc is on the web...How do you deal
>with security issues? The R&D guys here are talking about distributing software
>and doc through a limited access web site, and I'm not sure that's doable...
There are many ways to implement this. In most cases, security is usually handled by the server software. For example, you could have people register for the software via fax, e-mail, or HTML form, and then send them a username and password to access the download site. This can all be automated, including destroying the valid username/password combination after one or a specified number of uses (to prevent someone from giving them to someone else).
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