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Is there a way to control access to a specified directory so that only Geeklog members are allowed to browse the contents?

I have some html/pdf documents in a directory I want to link to from within Geeklog, but do not want people to be able to access directly without going thru Geeklog permissions.

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here is a quick and dirty way:
create an .htaccess file (assuming apache).
insert this:
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SetEnvIf Cookie ".*gl_session.*" GL_LOGGEDIN_USER
Deny from all
Allow from env=GL_LOGGEDIN_USER
not totally secure, but a start.
if you change $_CONF['cookie_session'] from the default "gl_session" at any time then use the corresponding value in the .htaccess file.

snagged that tidbit off portalparts--keeping peeps out of the download dirs when using the filemngment plugin.


Excellent! Works great! Just what I need to keep the files out of non-member view until I integrate them into Geeklog.

What I was kind of hoping for is a more complete solution where the user group and r e permissions could be determined to grant access to the directory or even specific files in the directory. ie only an admin group member who has permission to and selects a link from within in an area of Geeklog can view the file.


Any one used this plugin?


This plugin allows pages external to geeklog to participate in Geeklog security, searches, and statistics.


- External Pages can participate fully in Geeklog Security.
- External Pages are search-able through Geeklogs Search -- even dynamic pages.
- Access to external pages is recorded in a hit counter and External pages are added to the Geeklog Statistics Page.
- External Pages that have the code added to them are automatically added to the system the first time they are accessed.
- Templates are provided for creating pages that contain php or php and html and for pages that contain the Geeklog header and footer and those that do not.

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