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Restrict Users to Download PDF

ankit maini

Joined: Feb 08, 2011
Posts: 25


I am making a small project in jsp and servlet. There are three users visitor member and admin in my website. Admin Upload the PDF File into to folders
1st in myWebApp\pdf\member for Members
2nd in myWebApp\pdf\visitor for visitor

Now I want visitor to restrict to view or download the member's pdf.

How can I do this ?
Is it possible with filters if yes then how??
Is there any another way ??
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Since the directories are different you could set up servlet security as defined in the web.xml file. That would restricting the pdf\member directory to logged-in users.
ankit maini

Joined: Feb 08, 2011
Posts: 25

How to apply the security in web.xml could you please specify .
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63844

Did you read the security section in the Servlet Specification? If so, what part are you having trouble with? if not, then that's your next step.

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