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How to prevent a direct document download from a browser?

All of my website's document download links are available to anyone for direct download from a browser; this effectively eliminates the need to go to my website and initiate downloading from the docman repository. How can I prevent a guest from simply using the direct download link from a browser window without first redirecting the guest to my home page?


Posted 3 years ago by Johan Janssens Staff

Hello Norman, you cannot prevent this. This is how the internet is supposed to work, a link works from anywhere.

If you want to prevent this you can make your user register before they can download. That would force them to login first before they can access your documents.

Does that help?

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