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Is it possible to put restrictions on folders in ColdFusion that doesn't allow users outside the netword to access them. Is this only possible in IIS?

AN example would be if a user were mto access http://www.somesite.com/somefolderurl. If they were on the network, they would get it no problem, if they were outside the network a 403 error would display. Can this happen at a directory level if you have a couple of directories this needs to happen at?
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by:SidFishes
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There is a simple way to do a redirect to a different page by adding

<cfif not find("10.10.10.",  cgi.REMOTE_ADDR) >
<cflocation url="http://google.com">
</cfif>

to application.cfm

you would just modify the find param to match the partial ip of your local network

this isn't fool proof as IP addresses can be spoofed and only applies to files processed by cfserver ...media files or documents would not be protected for direct url access

more secure would be to set up login and authentication

search for cflogin in the documentation

you can protect media and documents by serving these files via cfcontent after login
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by:asaworker
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I am using login and authenication.. using isUserInRoleI was hoping to add a layer for the ip

<cfif isUserInRole("test") and newvar neq "test1" and newvar neq "test2" and not find("20.20.20.",  cgi.REMOTE_ADDR)>
            <cflocation url="/index.cfm" addtoken="no">
      </cfif>

But the not find doesn't seem to work right.
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SidFishes earned 2000 total points
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what's with the 20.20.20. ?

private network ranges should be

10.0.0.0 -      10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255
192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255

anything else is potentially an internet (ie: public) IP

in any case, you have to use find not find based on what you are trying to do.. my example says "if you are from the IP range 10.10.10.*" then go to google. you'd use only find if you want say "if you _are_ from 10.10.10.* then go to index.cfm else go to not authorized page
<cfif isUserInRole("test") and newvar neq "test1" and newvar neq "test2" and find("20.20.20.",  cgi.REMOTE_ADDR)>
<cflocation url="/index.cfm" addtoken="no">
<cflese>
<cflocation url="http://google.com">
</cfif>

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by:asaworker
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This is perfect, what I was looking to do.
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