Allowing access to multiple folders with one product.

Discussion in 'Setting-up protection' started by timg, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. timg

    timg aMember Pro Customer

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    Hi Guys:

    This thread was started in this post. I thought I had this figured out but now I find out I don't.

    http://www.amember.com/forum/thread...le-folders-with-one-product.21862/#post-76504

    Here is the question.

    I offer product A and when purchased a user has access to folder 1.

    I offer product B and when purchased a user has access to folder 2.

    I offer product C and when purchased a user has access to folder 3.

    Now I want to offer Product D and offer access to folders 1,2 and 3.

    How do I do that?

    Keep in mind these three products live in three separate folders. When I click on * Path to Folder, it will only protect one folder. I need it to protect folders 1, 2 and 3. Which means when someone orders Product D they need to get access to all three folders. How do I do that?

    Thanks again.
  2. thehpmc

    thehpmc aMember Pro Customer

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    Go to 'Access Permissions' on the 'Protect Folders' page.

    For your Folder 1 set the Permissions to product 'A' and 'D'

    For your Folder 2 set the Permissions to product 'B' and 'D'

    For your Folder 3 set the Permissions to product 'C' and 'D'

    But why start another thread? Continue with your original one saves confusion.
  3. timg

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    I agree on the separate thread, however I could not post to the existing thread. The system kept telling me I did not have the rights to post, even though I was logged in. So the original post was not available to me for whatever reason.

    Sorry to create a problem.

    I will try your solution and report back.

    Thank you and once again sorry for creating confusion.
  4. timg

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    Okay I checked on what you suggested and in fact I did that already. That is set up in Folder Protection if I understand correctly. However it did not work. It worked with a previous set of products but not this new set. Because of the way you set permissions, I don't think I could have made a mistake setting it up since it is all point and click.

    Here is how I solved it, does this make sense to you?

    I was wondering if it makes more sense to create a folder named D and put folders A, B and C inside folder D. Then set the path to Folder A to Folder A, Folder B to Folder B and Folder C to Folder C and then if someone purchases all three, give them access to folder D (which contains A, B and C).

    It did a test and it seems to work fine. Is there any problem with setting up the architecture like this?

    Thank you for taking the time to answer this question, I do appreciate it.

    Incidentally I checked the first post regarding this and I still do not have permission to post to it. The thread is closed. Here is the actual message I got. (You have insufficient privileges to reply here.) No big deal but I did want to point out that I try to be a good citizen at all times.
  5. thehpmc

    thehpmc aMember Pro Customer

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    Didn't notice that thread had been locked. Presumably because you indicated problem had been solved.

    If you have set permissions correctly then I would expect the person with access to 'Folder D' would be blocked entry into A B and C because their membership didn't include those folders.

    Can you post up a screen shot of your folder protection page for say 'A' & 'D'? Something doesn't seem right somehow. Show screen shot with the drop-down menu open.
  6. timg

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    Here are two screen shots, First is for folder A, second is for all four folders. Sorry it took me so long. I had to leave town for a few days.

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  7. flyinjs

    flyinjs New Member

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    Hello Tima did you ever get this run properly?
  8. timg

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    No in fact it is still a problem. Tried several different ways of doing it, so far no deal.

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