Last updated October 6, 2013. Created by edvanleeuwen on February 16, 2013.
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This page aims at describing setting up a site which uses OG and needs public nodes with public files and private nodes with private files.

Requirements

  • OG (7.x-1.x or later)
    • Organic Groups
    • Organic Groups access control
  • File (Field) Paths (latest dev)

Adding the appropriate fields

  • Add the Group Visibility field (group_content_access) to the content type (e.g. story)
  • Set the Allowed values list to a private and public entry only
  • Add a File field to the content type (e.g. story)
  • Open the File (Field) Path Settings
  • In the File path field, enter [node:group_content_access]/[node:nid]
  • Set Active updating
  • . This is necessary to move a file from public to private or back, when the visibility changes.

  • Set the Upload destination to Private files

Setting up the file system

  • Set the file system to private
  • Create folders on your file system with the exact names used in the textual section of the Allowed values list
  • In the private folder, if not already there: put an .htaccess file with only the line
    SetHandler This_is_a_Drupal_security_line_do_not_remove
    Deny from all
    .

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Comments

Is there a 7.x-2.x solution to this problem?

[node:group_content_access] doesn't appear to be recognised

I have the same setup running on 7.x-2.x.

Is the module Organic Groups access control enabled?

Best regards,

Ed