Setting an expiry date for published content

Hi there.

As the title says, I was wondering if there was any way to set an expiry date for published content, which would basically stop users from being able to view the content after a specific date? I've used this feature in KnowledgePresenter before but can't find such a thing anywhere in Storyline.

It would be very handy, as we are basically looking to put our course on disc to send out to people to trial them, but we don't want them having access to our courses beyond the trial period.

Thanks again for any support on this.

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Will Grasse

Our clients require an expiration date on their courses. We were a Captivate shop and this feature is built into the Publish Settings. But we recently started using Storyline exclusively and are only now realizing that there is NO expiration date that can be set for published courses. We are hoping there will be an upgrade including this soon or a workaround that is compatible with multi-platforms and mobile media as well.

Rachel Horton

Hi Zio,

Thank you for sharing your solution. I had it working in past versions of SL. It stopped working. Any ideas as to why? 

When the "yearexpire" is set in the future I receive the Valid Layer as designed.

When the "yearexpire" is set in the past, I do not receive the Expired Layer.

Are you still using Storyline? Which version? I am using Storyline 360 v3.34.20804.0.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
Rachel