Sullivan, James (NIH/CIT) [C] wrote:
I employ the "cgi_img_auth.php" method of
securing the images directory. I believe the "image_auth.php" method is
similar. With this method a .htaccess is placed in the /images directory containing
"Deny from All". Another .htaccess in the wiki's main directory contains a
rewrite rule that takes any requests for access to the images directory and re-routes it
through the cgi_img_auth.php code, which verifies authentication before allowing access to
the images directory. This prevents unauthenticated users from directly accessing the
images files, for example with a direct url to the image file.
Its not clear to me that with this in place I need to also add the rewrite rule in the
images directory, but if this is still needed, where would I place it?
I think that you would place it in the main .htaccess (with the
appropiate path), which is the one handling the images/ folder.
I think it would be cleaner if that section was inside the images/ one,