Referrer check to restrict direct file access - javascript

Posted on 2009-04-03
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I need a simple javascript I can put in the top of my HTML page to check the referrer, and show/hide the page.  I know this isn't the most secure resolution, but I only need it as a temp solution.

For example, I only want to allow access from two domains ( and  

Site users will be coming from inside an application to this static HTML page, so the referrer will be correct and will allow it to be viewed.  I want to DISSALLOW access by direct URL, which would lack the correct referrer.

I can't post any page code due to NDA  :(

Thanks for your help!
Question by:northlandadv
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by:Michel Plungjan
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if (document.referrer.indexOf('domain1') == -1 and document.referrer.indexOf('domain2') == -1) {
  document.write('<style>* { display:none }</style>')


if (document.referrer.indexOf('domain1') == -1 and document.referrer.indexOf('domain2') == -1) {

Author Comment

ID: 24063047
Hey Thanks!  I'll give it a shot..

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northlandadv earned 0 total points
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I was never able to get this to work  :(   I ended up just using the htacess in the end, since it was less hassle.  Thanks anyway.

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