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.
Paid only features
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;
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