I have a directory of files that logged-in users can upload to and access. Some of the files are public, and others are private - for internal access only. The filenames and access settings are saved in a database.
Can anybody give me some resources or show me an example of how i can use session data (and .htaccess?) to allow access of private files only to authorized users?
I'm thinking it might be easier to keep public documents in a seperate, unprotected directory, though i'd kind of like to keep everything together.
I'm not concerned about top-level security or encryption, as the files aren't terribly sensitive, but i want to keep them from being indexed on search engines, etc.