redirecting to a folder that does not have public access privilage
Posted on 2005-05-16
Hi, I am trying to set up the following functionality for a website that provides music lessons in the form of video and audio lessons:
Members of the site will login to their account using their un/pw set. Once they login, they can purchase individual lessons and of course a database keeps track of the lessons that this individual has purchased.
Now here is the part that I have problem with and I am hoping that it is possible to do the following: What I like to do is to have these video and audio files residing in a folder with no public access privilege (only owner and group privilege). This way no one can access these files by directly typing the video file address on their browsers and accessing them directly. Meanwhile members who log into their accounts should be able to click on a link in their member area and view the lessons that they have paid for.
thanks in advance