troubleshooting Question

securing pdf files in an application

Avatar of ipulse2
ipulse2 asked on
Web Servers
2 Comments2 Solutions196 ViewsLast Modified:
Hi there.

Im trying to build an application that secures pdf files so that no one can upload them just by typing in the url.
They need to be in a secured directory and then accessed via a coldfusion page.
I have tried this but the only way I can seem to do this is via:

<cfheader
name="Content-Disposition"
value="attachment; filename=#filename#">
<cfcontent
type="application/unknown"
file="#filepath#">

Ive tried using application/pdf to display the page in the browser but all this seems to do is output the actual pdf code.
Any ideas?

Also thinking about storing the pdf's in a sql server database. Has anyone had any experience with this and also retrieving the pdf files?

Thanks Heaps
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 2 Answers and 2 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 2 Answers and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros