Protect images uploaded with Carrierwave

I want to protect certain images from download. Only authorized users
would be able to download them.

As I upload images with Carrierwave, they are stored inside
public/uploads/image. Users can download them via urls.

How can I protect images inside image folder so anonymous users can’t
access them?
I know I can make before_action which wont allow anonymous user to
download it via download link but the image is still accessible if the
user knows path to the folder where are images stored.
pls help me to find a solution

In your routes.rb are you making public/uploads/image available? run
routes. Otherwise, I would simply move your files out of
public/uploads/image and create a ‘private’ folder within or outside
App. Then I would cease in informing the public where your image files
are stored. :wink:

On Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 11:46:42AM +0200, Ragesh R. wrote:

Hey there,

user knows path to the folder where are images stored.
Did you try any of the options listed in the documentation? If not, have
a look at

Bjorn Michelsen

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