Hotlink protection for Files
we need to secure uploads, downloads and direct URL access for the files uploaded in system. On using Direct URL file should not be opened (this we can do from .htaccess or apache config but need confirmation on it if it is secure) show images on front end even if blocked from .htaccess or apache config only for user with permission.
require downloading of the files in secure way for users only with the appropriate permissions. direct download link should not work.