Restricting access to files as well as posts/pages (8 posts)

  1. converting2wp
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've been trying to use the User Access Manager plugin, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/user-access-manager/ , and while it seems flexible and powerful for restricting access to pages and posts, I just can't get it working for files. [See earlier unanswered questions in the plugins forum.]

    I've looked at the list of plugins at
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/restrict and others mentioned in MichaelH's fabulous page:
    and don't see others that deal with the files in the uploads folder (but may have missed something).

    I'm wondering if anyone has any other plugin recommendations or other suggestions before I go down another path entirely. Thanks!

  2. Samuel B

    Posted 6 years ago #

    if you just want to keep folks from browsing your folder, just create a simple index.html and stick it in there

    What are you looking in here for moron? (or whatever)

    you could even have it redirect to a real page

  3. converting2wp
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That's a partial solution -- but since the links are apt to be stable over time and people do leave the community, I'd like to prevent access to the current version of the file even if someone knows the address.

    Thanks, though!

  4. converting2wp
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's possible that role-scoper will do what I want. See this thread:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/348361?replies=2 I had tried an earlier version without success.

  5. dsully4
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the exact same problem. Although User Access Manager hides pages, file links work for people that are not logged in. This is a pretty big security hole. I followed Samuel B's advice and this helps, but it is not a complete solution. Converting2wp, have you found a fix?

  6. converting2wp
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No, still no solution.

  7. tigtog
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This plugin reckons it can protect uploads - haven't tried it myself:


  8. converting2wp
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks, but that looks like it's an all or nothing solution. I want only certain categories to be private (yes, I could make them "private" individually, but it seems to be easier to train folks to think about their being in a category than their being private) and only some files need to be private (by default those with links from the posts in the private categories would be okay).

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