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Unlocking Smart Contracts

Smart contract developers can easily integrate with Unlock Protocol on-chain, allowing them to limit access to certain features or change the behavior of functions based on membership status!

In this tutorial, we will focus on integrating a Lock itself, rather than the Unlock contract.

The lock contract has multiple functions you could use to assess the membership status of a given address. The most obvious one is called balanceOf. It will either return 1 if the address owns a valid membership and 0 otherwise (whether the membership has expired, or the address never had one).

Here is an example on how to easily create a contract that has a "members only" feature:

pragma solidity ^0.5.0;

import 'contracts/interfaces/IPublicLock.sol';

contract PaidOnlyFeature
IPublicLock public lock;

constructor(IPublicLock _lockAddress) public
lock = _lockAddress;

function paidOnlyFeature() public
require(lock.balanceOf(msg.sender) > 0, 'Purchase a membership first!');
// ...and then implement your feature as normal. If needed you could even make that a modifier

// You can also have free features of course