[Shipped 🚀] Host content securely inside of Memberstack Completed

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Memberstack Team
1) The problem → I don't want to deal with serving content on my own, and I don't want to leave it sitting on my website/project.
2) Why is this important → My content is what I charge for, but it doesn't make financial sense for me to hire a developer to help me serve it.
3) What's your plan B → Hire a developer, work with another tool that offers this sort of functionality, or use something like Dropbox instead.
4) Possible solutions we could build for you → An easy way to upload content right into Memberstack. I want Memberstack to serve my content for me.



  • Comment author
    Duncan from Memberstack
    • Official comment

    The first version of Hosted Content is now live 🎉

    This new feature allows you to host HTML content and links directly within Memberstack, ensuring that your “hosted” content is only accessible to members with the appropriate plans or permissions.

    For more details and guidance, explore our comprehensive official documentation:

    This will serve as the foundation for future types of hosted content. We can’t wait for you to try it out and we’re looking forward to hearing your feedback! Happy secure content hosting! 

  • Comment author
    Dave Legion

    UPVOTE: as not sure where else to do place it...

  • Comment author
    Duncan Hamra

    Chris Drit to the rescue with a viable solution for Webfow users!


  • Comment author
    Josh Lopez

    It would be valuable to have a way to add custom fields assigned to specific memberships. I dont think we would have to hold the content but maybe just hold a string like the current fields. Lets say a customer wants a specific membership to be able to access a video url. Oh... Actually, maybe adding custom fields to member only content modal would do this. If a member is assigned to a membership with that members only content group enabled, the custom fields would be added to the member object when memberstack retrieves the data.

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    Matthew Palmer

    Secure Content Links

    1. The problem → Memberspace offers secure content links:
      In the event someone bypasses the gated content on my website, I would like content like videos, audio files and downloads to only work after verifying the membership/authenticated account of a user.

    2. Why is this important → If someone bypasses the initial gated content wall, they would have access to content intended only for my paying customers.

    3. What's your plan B → Hiring a developer to do this for me which does not currently make sense for my business.

    4. Possible solutions we could build for you → A solution much like Memberspace's which will allow me to securely gate my content with extra security.
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    Duncan from Memberstack

    Migrated from the community forum

    Jacob | Jan
    As a signed-up user to my site (Webflow), members should be able to log into the site via memberstack and view private information linked to their unique Webflow cms item. This includes multi-reference items that are linked to the 100% secure Webflow cms item.

    We basically want to show a bit more private data like names and email address of others, in our users dashboard. Thats the primary use case of the 100% secure content, but I’m sure my product brain will be on fire once I sit down for a bit to think of all the possibilities.

    Not sure how you intend to secure this content (store it on your end with a ton of custom fields, or you have some clever way to secure Webflow cms items) but I’m sure you’ve thought about building some data editor on your end (or even utilizing google sheets like glide) … would love to learn more and help out where I can, feel free DM.

    Kyle Simmons | Mar
    Would love this! Here is another, slightly different story…

    As a website owner using memberstack, I would like my site content to be hidden, even if a tech savvy user disables their JavaScript.

    Devon Koch | Apr
    The only way I can think of creating 100% secure pages is having a much more elaborate memberObject.

    @belltyler, you may know from using Node’s Express.js that after every page load (if you’re using passport.js for example), there needs to be a call to something like isAuthenticated before every res.send() or res.render(), which is the same reason why the CMS items need to live in the member object, since the MemberStack.onReady.then(function(member) {... is the frontend equivalent.

    Jeremy Pinnix | Jul
    Memberspace handles this by letting you add Content Links (100% Secure Content). Those links validate authorization one final time before delivering the item.

    I’m curious if Memberstack has made any progress on this?

    Adding memberstack.js to the header creates a race condition with the pre-loaded server-rendered Webflow CMS items, so sensitive member specific content would need to live inside of the memberObject. Even if the script deletes the elements off the DOM, any tech-savvy developer using the chrome dev tools could press record on the network tab and log the history of the page by the millisecond.

    We are building a company intranet and it would be nice to show more sensitive information to our logged in employees. However, if nefarious evil doers can perform some tomfoolery and skullduggery and still gain access, we won’t be able to show as much information.

    This information would be the same for all logged in users. BONUS POINTS if we can show different sensitive info to every member - similar to the previous story about a users Personally Identifiable data.

    For me, achieving HIPAA compliance or other standards is not necessary… yet :wink:

    Jeff | Sep
    Hi Guys, pretty keen to see this implemented. We have an extensive content platform to migrate to Memberstack but aren’t game to push it live until the CMS content is more securely protected.

    An update on the roadmap would be appreciated : ) Perhaps it’s close to beta?

    Jarno | Oct
    Hey, a usecase where I really would like better security is: For a nonprofit that makes video portraits for families that have terminally ill children I want to make a portal where parents can find all the forms and the final edit of the video.

    Needless to see this is highly sensitive information.

    The system that Memberspace uses would be a step in the right direction: better general security and then added security for so called content links to files or video’s.

    I know you probably won’t be able to tell when better security will be added… But could you give an indication if we could expect an update on this in de coming 3 to 4 months? Otherwise I will start using different tools unfortunatly…

    François-Xavier Fuhrmann | Oct
    I’m using Webflow to create taylor made training content for my clients. It is really sensitive data as all the courses come from their internal experts.

    I would love to have a more secure system to protect the data.

    Any ETA on a potential ETA?


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