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[solved]Privacy of Login Areas


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10 March 2009 at 5:47am (Last edited: 11 March 2009 1:35am), Community Member, 21 Posts

I would like to discuss the following scenario:
There is a website with an area which could only be seen in the frontend when logged in. Kind of restricted area. There the CMS will offer private pictures and documents - some of it for download.

Since silverstripe supports friendly urls one confidential picture for example could be reached at:
The content is secured by login, but the URL for the pic could be reached. I think this is not what most people want.

What is best praxis avoid this? Especially with the URL-rewriting URLs could get guessable.

Thanks for reply.


10 March 2009 at 9:21pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

to protect the files you could try the secure files module - never used it but based on the title it sounded like a good place to start