Media Privacy Mod

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Media Privacy Mod
Summary Blocks access to media files (except PDFs) unless user is logged in
Validation The mod is XHTML compliant.Valid-xhtml10.png
Mod Updated {{{mod_last_update}}}
Download link Media_Privacy_V9.0.0.3.zip
TNG 11.0
TNG 10.0
TNG 9.0


Media_Privacy_V8.1.3.zip

TNG 8.1.3
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Author(s) Graham Chamberlain
Config file by Graham Chamberlain
Homepage Media Privacy Mod (This page)
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Contact Developer Contact Developer
Latest Mod V9.0.0.3 for TNG V9
V8.1.3 for TNG V8
Min TNG V 8.0.0 or 9.0.0 using integrated Mod Manager
TNG 7.1.0 requires manual installation of Mod Manager
Max TNG V 11+
Files modified
browsemedia.php, browsealbums.php, showmedia.php, languages/English/cust_text.php, languages/English-UTF8/cust_text.php
Related Mods
Notes


Purpose of Mod

This mod is intended for those with open access to their TNG site but who wish to disable access to media for non-registered users. It allows access to media files only for logged-in users. If a non-logged-in user tries to access the relevant file they will see a message that informs them they are not authorised to view that file and a link to the Home page.

The method used in this mod can be applied to any php file to which one wishes to restrict access.

NOTE 1: The mod does not currently inhibit access to PDF media

NOTE 2: The standard version of this mod affects a sub-set of files affected by the Restrict Access mod so should not be installed if you already use the Restrict Access Mod.

Mod Developer

The Mod Developer is Graham Chamberlain.

Mod Manager config file provided by Graham Chamberlain.


Automated Installation

  1. Download the appropriate file for your TNG version from the download links in the mod summary area in the upper right.
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file to your 'mods folder.
  3. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the appropriate source_title_display.cfg file.


Manual Customisation

If you wish to allow browsing of media but still disallow viewing the individual media items, you should remove the directive for browsemedia.php. Alternatively, you could limit the media restriction to browsing specific collections. The following example would only block the browsing of 'histories' for non-logged-in users:

 if(( ! $currentuser )&&($mediatypeID=="histories")) { 
     $showguest=1; 
     include("extensions/noaccess.php"); 
     exit; 
     } 

and to limit the restriction to 'histories' and 'photos':

 if(( ! $currentuser )&&($mediatypeID=="histories" || $mediatypeID=="photos")) { 
     $showguest=1; 
     include("extensions/noaccess.php"); 
     exit; 
     }

NOTE: It is not possible to use the above method to limit the viewing of individual images (showmedia.php) to a specific collection


Further Application

The principles used in the directives of this mod to limit access also can be applied to other files; for example: showlog.php; anniversaries.php; showsource.php, browsenotes.php.


Visualisation (php version)

This is how the standard Restriction Warning appears in template8: Restrict access.jpg


Revision History

Version Date Contents
v9.0.0.3 22 April 2012 adds text variable 'goback' missing from v9.0.0.2
v9.0.0.2 5 April 2012 php, Template-related version for TNG v9
v9.0.0.1 10 February 2012 HTML for TNG v9
v8.1.3 10 February 2012 HTML for TNG v8


TNG User sites using this mod

If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG site to the table below

URL User Note Mod-Version/TNG-Version User-language
Chamberlain & Eidenbenz Genealogy Graham Chamberlain Mod developer 9.0.0.3/10.0.0 English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Our Mayflower Connection Fred Berardi ... 9.0.0.2/9.0.2 English, French, German, Spanish
The McEntyre Family Project Carol Thompson ... 9.0.0.2/9.2.0 English
Genealogy Scabell Helga Scabell ... 9.0.0.3/9.2.2 German
Lindner/Kanwischer Family site Ronny Lindner ... 9.0.0.3/10.1.2 English, German