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Thread began 12/29/2014 2:55 pm by z.marko348039 | Last modified 1/16/2015 10:30 am by Jason Byrnes | 1348 views | 32 replies |

z.marko348039

Digital File Pro download file

I want to have a webpage that has a field to enter a password, then the user can click a "Download" button to receive a pdf file.

So, Digital File Pro would be used for the file download. What is used to set up a password field? We don't have a database and we don't need to track the users. I'm hoping to keep this project very simple.

Thanks!

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You could store a session variable for the password, and use a conditional region to only show the download link if that session variable has the correct value.

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z.marko348039

That sounds like it will work, thanks. I'm not knowledgeable on how to store a session variable or how to use a conditional region and could use some help.

I have dreamweaver cs6 and webassist Data Bridge and Design Extender if that helps.

Thank you.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You can use the "set session value" server behavior to save the value from the submitted password field into a session variable.

Then you can create a rule with security assist rules manager that checks the value of the session variable you created to make sure it matches the expected password.

From that point the Show If server behavior and Restrict Access to page server behavior can be used to conditionally show a download button or restrict access to specific pages based on the rule you created in step 2.

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z.marko348039

Thank you.

Also, I would like to ask if I can keep the pdf in a folder on the root directory of the website. And use Digital File Pro to connect to that location to then download the file. In other words, I don't need a database?

Also, will the password field and the download button be on one web page or two separate web pages? What I'm wondering is if the password field is one page, then after the password is entered, does it go to another web page where the user finds the download button for the pdf?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You won't need a database. It could be done on the same or different pages, either would work.

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z.marko348039

I'm ready to start setting up my pdf download and password access project. I thought I would start with just the download of the pdf first.

Computer details: PC / Windows 7, Dreamweaver CS6, DataBridge ver 1.2.1
Web page details: webpage is listed in the private message area along with the php script and the html of the download form.
Uploaded to host server: webpage, downloads folder with the pdf file, webassist folder with a file_manipulation folder and the helperphp.php file

I followed the WA Web Development Tutorial,Getting Started With Digital File Pro 2 as closely as I could. There were some differences. But the download is not working on the live web page.

In DW cs6, I opened the download wizard with WebAssist > File Manipulation > Download. Is that is correct?
In the wizard I tried a couple of triggers, but settled on the default trigger: Any form post. Is that also correct?
And, I used the "save as file name" to make the name more user friendly.

I appreciate having your help on this! Thank you.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you settings look correct except for the button

input type button does not do anything, it is normally used to clear a form or with jQuery

change the input type to submit:
<input name="download" type="submit" value="Download PDF">

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z.marko348039

Thank you, that was the solution.
By the way, the download will work on pc and mac computers both?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, it should work on both PC and Mac.

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