Remote Authentication Methods Explained


Depending on what you already have set up as far as external databases/payment integrations or how you want your end users to flow/access content, you have some options in how to utilize our Remote Authentication tools.


Option 1: Simply protect the content using our Remote Authentication Tool

This will present a challenge screen when an end user accesses a protected link directly.

This requires a script to be written that will take a POST of username/password from the Flipbook challenge, compare to the remote 3rd party database, and return a string that matches what our system is looking for to allow access.

See this article for instructions.


Option 2: End users could access content through multiple sources (from behind a gated website, from an email blast, Library App, elsewhere)

We would have to set up the Folder per Option 1 above and connect to an authentication script so end users are challenged if they try to access content directly through a link.

This method would also involve using the API to bypass the challenge for folks who access content from behind a gated website.

We use the API to bypass the challenge because we don't want users to have to login on the website then have to log in again to view the content through another challenge delivered by our system.

See this article for instructions.


Option 3: End users will only be accessing content from behind gated website or through a custom payment integration

Instead of challenging users who access the link directly, we simply funnel them to the gated website login with a simple redirect script.

No authentication script required here because you can use our pre-built single passphrase option and its custom message which will house the redirect script.  

Some use of the API will be needed however to bypass that redirect script once content is accessed from behind that gated website.

See this article for instructions.

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