Password protect download list or download link?
Hi, rather then permissions, is it possible to have a password protected download list or downlaod link?
There is a possible solution to this scenario that can be achieved using a combination of widgets and permissions.
Place a download list widget that lists the documents that should be downloaded. Modify the widget template for download list. You should remove the url to the document and use a simple link that will redirect the user to a target page(this will redirect the user when clicking all of the listed documents ).
On the page where the user will be redirected you can have a login widget(login widget can also redirect to a specific page by specifying the page in DestinationPageUrl textfield of the widget) and some instructions that the user should be logged in to download.
Then you place another download list widget on this page or another page or the same page where the login is.
Apply permissions to the download list widget so it can be viewed only by certain roles, users, or authenticated.
This is the approach using the out of the box Sitefinity widgets.
All the best,
the Telerik team
We have a similar question to this one. We have a download list where some of the items are open to everyone to view whereas other items are gated (via permissions). We still want users who don't have permission to view the document to see the document title/description in the download list, but when they click on the item we want it to go to a registration page instead of downloading the document.
Is it possible to achieve this functionality via editing the template or will we need to override some of the download list control methods?
To avoid mapping templates I suggest this approach. Add this to the widget template for download list