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Protected Links - Expiring Download Links

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Protected Download Links

Protected Links lets you restrict access to download links (+Web Pages and Images) by IP Address, time and number of downloads. A download link can be for single or multiple users.

Expiring Download Links for Email

Send urls to your downloadable products by Email as a protected link with limits on download period and access. It works with any autoresponder/ newsletter system editor that allows to insert a hyperlink.

Restrict Unauthorized Access

Protected Download Links Admin Area allows you to view the complete download link profile. Valid and Invalid Download Attempts. It allows you to ban invalid download accesses effectively.

Protected Download Links Features

  • Protected Download Links can be set to expire after a certain amount of time calculated from link creation or first download.
  • Protected Download Links can be set to expire after certain number of clicks.
  • Access to download links can be IP Locked allowing or restricting certain IP Addresses.
  • Download Links created by Protected Links Software can be for a single user or multiple users.
  • Lets you hide the actual location and name of the downloadable file.
  • Link Profile and complete statistics available for the download links permitting you to modify access for each link created at a future date.

Create a Protected Link on the PL Safe Page

Create a Protected Link Expiring based on conditions Quickly and see it working. PL Safe lets you create and use Protected Links and is totally FREE. Although it does not give access to stats, logs, admin area and other features.


username: admin
password: admin

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Added option on settings page to show date and time in different formats 9th June 2014.
Now the time and date can be displayed in different formats. For Example: 2012-03-24 17:45:12, Saturday 24th March 2012 5:45pm etc.

Hide URLs for webpages and Images Also 29th May 2014.
Updated “Protected Links”, earlier it worked to provide downloadable files with actual url hidden wth download stats, now it also works to hide url of webpage or image. When “Create URL” is used and a webpage or image url is entered it gives option to serve it as is or as a downloadable.

A files in settings added to set the local time zone of user. 16th Aug 2013.
As per the latest PHP 5.3+ requirements setting a time zone from inside protected links has been added. So that the error “Time Zone not set” is not thrown.

In the Edit URL page changes to description not being saved fixed on 15th-Aug-2012.

A missing file downloadbac.php was included in the “protected links” final package on 29th-June 2012.

People who have purchased before 29th-June 2012 please download the files once again to ensure you have the latest update and everything working as intended.

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22 June 12

Last Update:
9 June 14

Compatible Browsers:
IE7, IE8, IE9, Firefox

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Software Version:
PHP 4.x, PHP 5.x


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