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Is it possible to disable direct file access?

6 years 4 months ago
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i'm using jomsocial for a private social network. Our Joomla Installation is running in offline mode and only registred users are allowed to login.
Works as expected but there is one problem. If i copy the url of a uploaded picutre (for example ) i can access this file without being logged in.
Is there any way to block this? The access to folders is blocked (for example ).

Is this a security problem? Is it possible to see all the pictures or is it necessary to know all the cryptic file names iaf8909asfdk89sfss.jpg to find them?

Thank you and best regards

6 years 4 months ago


Thank you for contacting us.
This is how Joomla! works... you can't change it.
But... there is a way to lock access to your site content for registered user only.
Please, read this:

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- Tell us how to replicate the problem, we can't fix it if we can't find it.
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