Hello everyone,

I'm new to the forum and to fairly new PHP scripting. I want to know how best to go about creating a digital download store. I am just setting up the site and I'm using oscommerce for sales of tangible products but want to provide digital download purchases. I still don't have a suitable payment gateway setup yet.

Oscommerce supports digital downloads providing a field for the redirection URL but I think that's if you are handling your own credit card transactions? Could someone explain how the sytem works? ie:

The user checks out, goes through the payment gateway, the payment gateway I assume then redirects to the given URL for your download file. How are they authenticated on the redirect? My issue here is to provide security to the download files.

Sorry if this is a bit basic but it's my first online venture.

Thanks for any advice