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Use apache to limit access to javascript files?

Posted on 2002-04-26
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Hello

I'm trying to limit access to a javascript file.
Maybe it can't be done, but I thought I'd ask.

Thanks

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by:samri
ID: 6974949
Perhaps you could use Location or LocationMatch directive;

<Location /*exe>
 Deny from all
</Location>

Apache documentation come with quite a great example on Location/LocationMatch directives.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/core.html#location

http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/core.html#locationmatch
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by:vlg
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samri -

Thanks for the links.  I read the docs.

When you say, "Perhaps..." does that mean you haven't tried this?

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V,

I did try it before posting the comment.  The fact that I cannot be 100% sure is that I tried to limit *.exe on my Win32 Apache 1.3.24.

I rather be realistic than optimistic.  In most cases it should (gee.. It must work), but there might be possibilities that it might not work.  For example, I have test if the *.js file is within the INCLUDE tag for example.  Mind the terminology, I'm pretty much naive in web technology.

I would presume that you ought to try it on the development platform.  do not have one - the trick is, you can have muptiple apache running on one machine, but make sure the are not fighting over port 80/TCP, use different port for the test apache, and get it installed, lets say in /usr/local/apache-test.

Please, I would be excited to know on whether it works for your particular case.

cheers.
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by:vlg
ID: 6978351
Well, it didn't really work.
It stopped me from getting to the javascript file, but it stopped my webpage from getting it, too. :(
Well - if you can think of a way to allow only my web apge to get the javascript file, let me know.
Thanks
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by:samri
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vlg,

could you post the exact <Location> directive That you use?
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by:vlg
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Hello samri

Thanks for helping me after the points have been awarded - lots of people wouldn't do that.
If this isn't a simple fix, I'll give you some more points for your help.
Anyways, the Location directive didn't stop anything, so I used LocationMatch:

This killed everything:

<LocationMatch /*js>
Deny from all
</LocationMatch>

I've been experimenting with this:

<LocationMatch /*js>
Order allow, deny
allow from 127.0.0.1
Deny from all
</LocationMatch>

but it's not working.

Thanks

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by:vlg
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ps - when I say "it's not working" I mean, it's still disallowing all requests for the javascript file, even from the web page.
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