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User sign up/ pay wall

I have created a channel and am now interested in adding a user sign up or pay wall for some content. I stumbled across a "roThingy"(can't remember the name and can't find it again) that creates a code for the online sign up.

But what do I need to to outside of that to gather the sign up/payment information and allow the user to view the content?

Do I have to create a website to handle a user data?

How would I have the Roku communicate with the website?

Can I have some content available to all and some content that is for paying members only?

Thank you for your help and any info that you think may be helpful Smiley Very Happy
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: User sign up/ pay wall

roChannelStore

You would need a website to store the user signup information if you wanted to ask the user for their name and email address. However you can have a paywall / in-channel purchase/subscription without having a website. As far as what you would need on a website, a simple form that stores HTTP POST' data in a database should be sufficient.

- Joel
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Re: User sign up/ pay wall

After I redirect the user to a website to register their information how would I have the website send the Roku a signal letting it know to allow the user to proceed using the channel. I want to require that the user signs up. How will the Roku know that this has happened. How do I use the roCode from the roCodeRegistrationScreen?

Thank you for your help Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy
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gonzotek
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Re: User sign up/ pay wall

"lock_4815162342" wrote:
After I redirect the user to a website to register their information how would I have the website send the Roku a signal letting it know to allow the user to proceed using the channel. I want to require that the user signs up. How will the Roku know that this has happened. How do I use the roCode from the roCodeRegistrationScreen?

Thank you for your help Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy

It's described conceptually here:
http://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/ ... nd+Linking
and there's a code example here (named register.zip):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/rokusdkexamples/files/
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BradC
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Re: User sign up/ pay wall

thanks for that link Gonzotek, I didn't know that page existed. Smiley Very Happy
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TheEndless
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Re: User sign up/ pay wall

There's also this blog post that covers the concept as well: http://blog.roku.com/developer/2011/07/ ... e-account/
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