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Re^2: script to access private folder

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 22, 2016 at 04:56 UTC ( #1153347=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: script to access private folder
in thread script to access private folder

Thanks, this is a great reply. I'm sorry the question was badly phrased and I'm grateful for the thoughtfulness of most of the responses.

The files are on a remote server and this is for users of a web site. The files are industry specific and not of interest to most of society, but should be kept confidential. Therefore I think a level of obfuscation would be sufficient, rather than a need for high level out and out security.

I have the login and file listing part of the service, and what I'm thinking about doing is creating a cron which periodically creates a new name for the folder, and records it in a db. The loading script uses that record to create the link, and there is a web page or ajax refresh of the links to keep them updated on the page.

I think this would be quite efficient in terms of preventing the file links from being shared between interested parties, however I'm sure that there are probably more efficient processes I could use. I would be interested in knowing yours and other thoughts on this?

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Re^3: script to access private folder
by QuillMeantTen (Friar) on Jan 22, 2016 at 09:56 UTC

    have a look at Apache::OneTimeURL as this seems to fit your needs and is quite simpler than what you proposed, you will need an apache server but you wont need a database

      That does look very promising. Thanks for the advice!

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