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Secure download of assets. Makes it possible to secure FE use of assets/files by setting permissions to folders/files for fe_groups.

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2.2.1 2019-07-04 06:35 UTC


This extension (fal_securedownload) aims to be a general solution to secure your assets.

When you storage is marked as non-public all links to files from that storage are replaced (also for processed files).

The access to assets can be set on folder/file bases by setting access to fe_groups in the file module.

How to use

  1. Download and install fal_securedownload
  2. Un-check the 'public' checkbox in your file storage
  3. Add a .htaccess file with "Deny from all" (Apache < 2.3) or "Require all denied" (Apache >= 2.3) in your file storage root folder or move your storage outside of your webroot
  4. Go to the file list and add access restrictions on file/folder


  • Restrict FE access on folder level
  • Restrict FE access on file level
  • Let editor set permissions in file list
  • Force download for all files (for protected file storages)
  • Force download for specific file extensions (for protected file storages)
  • Keep track of requested downloads (count downloads per user and file)


  • TYPO3 8 LTS or TYPO3 9 LTS


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