I am using Channel Images and obfuscating the links so a user cannot see the path, but I want to protect the full link using htaccess well. The user will be able to see the images, zips, or files in an EE template, but can direct link DL the source as well.
What is the nest way to check if user is logged into EE as a certain membership group before being able to access via a direct link? I have searched and saw that it can be done via an ACT url or a php script, but I have no idea how to write it.
Any existing modules or scripts out there?