The Time Limited generator plugin is a basic serial generator.
The generated serial will have an expiracy date for their consumption.

That plugin is a generator but is also a "filter consumer" which will allow or forbidden the consumption of the serial it generated.
The expiration date will be stored in a special field in the serial extra data.

Parameters of the plugin

Name - The name for the generator. This name is only display in the backend and users won't see it.

Published - Does the generator could be use, or not.

Validity period - The period for the validity of the serial (from the moment the serial is generated).

Serial Size - This is a value which could be used in the serial format.

Serial Format - The format for the serial (see the serial format syntax)

Serial Examples - HikaSerial would display some serial examples for the last saved format.

Serial format syntax

The default format is [a-zA-Z0-9]{size}.

The format is composed of defined characters, random characters and variables.
For the moment, there is not a lot of variables which could be used but with the time, some parameters would appear.

When you can to have random characters, you have to use brackets []

  • [a-z] would display one character between "a" (lowercase) and "z" (lowercase).
  • [a-e] would display one character between "a" (lowercase) and "e" (lowercase).
  • [0-9] would display one digit (number).
  • [a-zA-Z] would display one character between "a" and "z" (lowercase or upercase).
  • [0-9]{3} would display three digits (number).
  • [aeiouy@#] would display one character from the list: a, e, i , o, u, y , "@", "#".
  • [a-z]{size} would display several characters depending the value of the "serial size".

Some serial format examples:

  • [a-z]{size}-[0-9]{size}-[a-z]{size}