Sell My Plugin
[resolved] Random folder name (2 posts)

  1. trentb2
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried your plugin, looks great but had a hard time getting it to even install. Turned out the random folder name had a slash in it which of course could not be in name of a folder. Perhaps need to create random name but exclude characters not allowed in directory names. thanks.


  2. Rob Landry
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Replace the function with this one. I am just looking for a way to make it as secure as possible without the ability to guess the name.

    I have never run into this issue but with a bit of digging, i see that php crypt() does include these characters.

    in sell-my-plugin.php replace with this.

    function gen_secret_dir() {
    	//set the random id length
    	$random_id_length = 10; 
    	//generate a random id encrypt it and store it in $rnd_id
    	$rnd_id = crypt(uniqid(rand(),1)); 
    	//to remove any slashes that might have come
    	$rnd_id = strip_tags(stripslashes($rnd_id)); 
    	//Removing any . or / and reversing the string
    	$rnd_id = str_replace(".","",$rnd_id);
    	$rnd_id = strrev(str_replace("/","",$rnd_id)); 
    	//finally I take the first 10 characters from the $rnd_id
    	$rnd_id = substr($rnd_id,0,$random_id_length); 
    	return $rnd_id;
    } # End Secret Dir

    Let me know if there are any other issues.

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