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Easy way to grant access via invite code?

Anonymous

March 20th, 2013

Hey everyone,

Does anyone know of a way to easily provide a layer over a website that collects an invite code and grants entry-access? There are so many launchrocks of the world, I figure someone out there must have created something for this purpose too. 

Thank you! 
--Christina

Daniel Wolchonok Product Manager at HubSpot

March 20th, 2013

Thank you for your email. I will be traveling internationally on a school trip until March 24th. I will have limited access to email, but I will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience. If you need to get in touch with me, I can be reached at this number from March 12th-March 20th: +971-50-8791267 Best Regards, Dan -- Dan Wolchonok MBA Candidate, Class of 2013 Yale School of Management Email: Daniel.Wolchonok@Yale.edu

dp

March 20th, 2013

Depending on how tech savy you are you can implement simple HTTP authentication http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_access_authentication.  

Anonymous

March 20th, 2013

Hey Alex, Trying to navigate their page -- so just to be clear, only twenty users can enter the site via invite-code at any given time? Can you up that number with a premium membership? Thank you! Christina

Kris Braun Co-founder of KidsWifi

March 20th, 2013

Prefinery is for collecting requests and managing testers. It lets you see a list of requests and approve people, give out codes to bloggers good for 50 people, give each user n invitations to pass on, etc.

The service works with any number -- you just have to pay after 50 (not 20) testers.

Kern Patton Senior Web Developer at CloudTakeOff.com

March 20th, 2013

It depends on what your site is being hosted on. Just about every framework allows for adding authentication of some kind but depending on your host/platform will determine what types of authentication you can use and how flexible it is. 

Andrew Sparrow Web Developer

March 20th, 2013

.htaccess file

Steve Cosman Co-founder of Shoebox

March 20th, 2013

Prefinery is awful. They lied on their marketing page and tries to make us pay more to export data.

I open sources a good project for this. Run it for free on heroku:
https://github.com/scosman/betakit

Sameer Ahirrao Security Engineering Lead

March 20th, 2013

There was a startup who presented similar feature at Columbia(MD) Tech Breakfast sometime back , there solution was more security focused but I think some insight might be useful. They could create QR code based on various paramete and provide authentication to website or application. It might be more complicated for your need but worth checking out http://qrhook.com/ Thanks Sameer

Kris Braun Co-founder of KidsWifi

March 20th, 2013

We're using https://www.prefinery.com/ for http://dishversity.com/. So far, so good. Here's to needing to pay for the Platinum level! :)

Alex Samano Co-Founder at Life Dreams Inc. - Tech Entrepreneur and General Manager

March 20th, 2013

We have been using  https://www.prefinery.com/  with good success. Have not had to upgrade to premium, yet. Just need to keep the tester list clean and under 20. Only challenge has been dealing with our production vs. development environments. So far, we are using a single instance of Prefinery. Easier from a dev perspective, but a bit of a challenge keeping the list of testers to under 20. You may want to consider an instance for dev and another for production.