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Restrict Direct Browsing - Download

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hi friends

i have one problem. i m using forms authentication for my pages which consist of downloadable links (doc files, pdf files etc.,). the thing is, if i restrict access to the page, it works fine ( redirects anonymous users to login page). however, if someone types the url of the documents directly (ex:- mywebserver/myapp/downloads/documentname, it directly downloads without authenticating.

any way to restrict direct downloading of files?

am using web.config file like this

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  1. <?xml version="1.0"?>
  2. <configuration>
  4.   <location path="images">
  5.     <system.web>
  6.       <httpHandlers >
  7.         <httpHandlers>
  8.           <add verb="*" path="*.jpg" type="HTTPjpegAccess.HTTPjpegAccess, HTTPjpegAccess"/>
  9.         </httpHandlers>
  10.       </httpHandlers>
  11.       <authentication mode="Forms">
  12.         <forms loginUrl="login.aspx">
  13.           <credentials passwordFormat="Clear">
  14.             <user name="yoga" password="yoga" />
  15.           </credentials>
  16.         </forms>
  17.       </authentication>
  19.       </system.web>
  20.   </location>
  22. </configuration>
but it is not working

pls guide me

it is very urgent

pls give sample code

Dec 11 '08 #1
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Expert 100+
P: 750
i think you will have to look into IIS configuration... application mappings...
look into that ....
Dec 11 '08 #2

Expert Mod 5K+
P: 9,731
This video tutorial will prove to be useful in explaining how to do this.

Dec 11 '08 #3

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