順道VPN是不隨便接受新用戶申請的，必須由現有用戶推薦的新用戶， 順道VPN才會考慮接受申請。換句話說，如果有人想訪問 順道VPN服務，必先獲得 順道VPN現有用戶的推薦。 順道VPN是使用了一套安全電子簽名系統來管理用戶推薦和註冊流程，而不是像大多數其他在線服務提供商那樣選用傳統的用戶名和用戶密碼制度，因為通過使用我們的電子簽名系統才可以最大程度地提高所有服務參與者的使用安全性和匿名性。
LubeVPN does not publicly accept new user registration unless one is referred by an existing user. In other words, if someone wants to access LubeVPN service, one must first find an existing LubeVPN user who is willing to do the referral. If a user is not connected to any referrer, he/she should contact the Citium Client in-app LIVE HELP to see if we can recommend one to him/her. LubeVPN utilizes a secure electronic signature system to manage user referral and registration workflows instead of the username/password regime traditionally utilized by most of the other online service providers because only by utilizing the electronic signature system can we maximize security and anonymity for all parties.
Initiated by Referred User
在 順道VPN中，受薦人用戶都需要自己動手 創建一個個人專屬的《免費通行證書》 來啟動推薦和註冊流程的；這是一個簡單的、一鍵式的、一次性的、 在每個受薦人自己的設備上執行的、免費的操作。接下來，他們可以要求自己的推薦人在《免費通行證書》上簽署。一旦《免費通行證書》被簽署後，推薦人（即，簽署者）和受薦人（即，《免費通行證書》的創建者及持有者）之間的推薦關系將永久綁定在已簽署的《通行證書》上，即使《通行證書》持有者之後決定「續時」它（即，付費和訂閱《會員通行證書》），彼此關係都不會消失。
In LubeVPN, referred users are each responsible to initiate the referral and registration process by creating one’s own FREE CERT, which is an easy, one-click, one-time and free of charge action performed on everyone’s own device. Next, they may ask for their referrers to sign their FREE CERTs. Once signed, the referral relationship between a referrer (i.e. signer) and the referred user (i.e. the creator and holder of a CERT) are permanently bound to the signed CERT even if the holder later decide to renew it (i.e. paying and subscribing for MEMBER CERTS).
Refer Unlimitedly but…
一位推薦人是可以根據 Citium 聯系人的請求，去無限量地簽署《免費通行證書》的，但他所簽署 有效的《免費通行證書》卻是有限的；有效性，又是當受薦人嘗試認證它的時候才揭曉的。 順道VPN是按照「先到先得」的原則來認證《免費通行證書》的有效性的。然而，被更早簽署的《免費通行證書》不必然就更有效，而是 視乎哪位先去嘗試認證而論優先次序 的。換句話說，不論你簽署了多少張《免費通行證書》，能被 順道VPN成功認證的張數是有配額限制的，而該配額是根據你身為簽署者（推薦人）本人持有的通行證的等級與續時次數而決定。你的通行證等級越高、續時次數越多，可獲簽署有效的《免費通行證》的配額則越多。
A referrer can sign an unlimited number of FREE CERT to one’s Citium Contacts (referred users) upon their requests, the number of valid FREE CERTs that one can sign are limited; and their validity is only revealed when the referred users (holders of the FREE CERTs) attempt to validate them. LubeVPN validates FREE CERTs on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier a FREE CERT is signed doesn’t necessarily means that it has a higher chance of being validated, but rather depends on who first tries to validate one’s. In other words, there is a quota on the number of times the FREE CERTs that you signed can be validated by LubeVPN. The quota is determined by the level of your own membership level and the number of times that you have renewed them. The higher your MEMBER CERT level and the more time it is renewed, the higher the quota for signing valid FREE CERT.
FREE CERT Validation Limit
任何一名簽署者可以簽署無限量張《免費通行證書》但是《免費通行證書》的「有效性」卻是受到了該簽署者的證書持有狀態限制的。如果簽署者個人只持有已授權的《免費通行證書》，按先到先得的原則，順道VPN 只會認證其中兩（2）張他簽署的《免費通行證書》。順道VPN將不會再受理晚來的認證請求。換句話說， 順道VPN在認證完畢頭兩（2）張來訪請求認證的《免費通行證書》後就開始拒絕晚來的認證請求，直到簽署者自己持有的《免費通行證書》被「續時」。屆時，順道VPN將恢復受理晚來的、有限張數的、他簽署的《免費通行證書》的認證請求。
Any signer (referrer) can sign an unlimited number of FREE CERT but the “validity” of FREE CERT is constrained by the CERT holding status of the signer. If the signer only holds a valid FREE CERT at the time validation, LubeVPN will only validate two (2) of the FREE CERTs that he/she signs on a first-come, first-served basis. LubeVPN will not validate latecomers. In other words, LubeVPN will deny further validation requests after validating the first and second requests until the signer of the FREE CERTs renews his/her own FREE CERT to MEMBER CERT. By then, LubeVPN will resume accepting a limited number of the late-coming requests for validating FREE CERTs that he/she signs.
Break the Signing Limit
The number of late-coming FREE CERTs requesting validation is also limited based on their signer’s valid signing quota (“quota”), which varies based on the membership level of the signer and his/her number of renewals. Every time a signer (i.e. referrer) has his/her own CERT renewed to MEMBER CERT level at:
- 30-DAY, quota increased by 18
- 180-DAY, quota increased by 28
- 360-DAY, quota increased by 48
Signer (Referrer) Incentives
A signer (i.e. referrer) who holds a FREE CERT or an expired MEMBER CERT is not entitled to earn anything. The signer of invalid FREE CERTs, even if they are renewed to MEMBER CERTs, is not entitled to earn anything. But as long as one holds a valid (i.e. unexpired) MEMBER CERT, he/she is entitled to earn redeemable points whenever the valid FREE CERTs that he/she has signed are renewed (i.e. paid and subscribed for MEMBER CERTs). Points can be gifted among MEMBER CERTs or redeemed for time extension on MEMBER CERTs. Every ten (10) points can redeem for seventy-two (72) hours of extension on a MEMBER CERT. Every time the CERT of a referred user is renewed to:
- 30-DAY, its signer can earn 8 pts
- 180-DAY, its signer can earn 50 pts
- 360-DAY, its signer can earn 100 pts
基於情景的問答： Alice 續時過三次30日《會員通行證書》，有效簽署配額等於 2+18x3 = 56張。但 Alice 推薦了給數百個 Citium 聯絡人使用 順道VPN，幫他們全部人都簽署了《免費通行證書》，明顯超越了她的配額。雖然絕大部分她的受薦人都無法免費試用 順道VPN，但竟然全部都續時《會員通行證書》了！這種情況下，Alice 還是否能拿到全部受薦人的續時後的獎勵積分呢？還是僅僅能拿到配額內那56張有效簽署續時獎勵積分呢？正確答案：後者正確。Alice 只能拿到那56張有效簽署續時獎勵積分。
Scenario-based Q&A: Alice has renewed to 30-DAY MEMBER CERT thrice. It means that Alice has a valid signing quota equals 2+18x3 = 56. But Alice refers LubeVPN to several hundreds of her Citium Contacts. The responses are enthusiastic. They all ask her to sign their FREE CERTs and so she signs. Although most of them fail to enjoy free trials of LubeVPN, all of them renew to MEMBER CERTs! In this situation, can Alice still earn all the redeemable points from all the renewal? Or she can only earn the redeemable points from those that are renewed from the 56 valid FREE CERTs? Correct Answer: It is the latter. Alice earns points from those that are renewed from the 56 valid FREE CERTs only.
Referred Users Enjoy
受薦人自己生成的《免費通行證書》，並征求得到了持有有效、未逾期《通行證書》的簽署者（推薦人）簽署其《免費通行證書》；然後，如果 順道VPN成功認證該已簽署的《免費通行證書》， 順道VPN就會授權受薦人訪問連續5天和在有效期內每天最多500M流量的VPN服務。總的來說，受薦人獲得免費試用 順道VPN的機會，如果覺得好用並續時，推薦人（簽署者）更可以獲得獎勵積分。皆大歡喜！
LubeVPN will authorize a referred user who has his/her FREE CERT successfully signed (i.e. referred by existing LubeVPN user) and validated (i.e. recognized by LubeVPN) to access LubeVPN service for five (5) consecutive days with 500M of traffic quota per day. The gist of this referral program is to encourage existing LubeVPN users to share the free trial of LubeVPN with friends. If some of them decide to renew, the referrers (signers) can earn redeemable points. Everyone’s happy!