Protecting Image Folder And Images In Yii, Apache Blocks The Access!

Currently I have a user_image directory under www and yii can access it in order to

populate the


tag in my form. But If someone copy the image link address,

they can access the user_image directory and view all other images too if they randomly modify

the image name.

I tried to use .htaccess but it blocked yii too. Basically I wanna know if there is

a way that I can still allow my website to display images in image tag on the html page but

doesn’t expose the actual path to the file ? or if it does, it doesn’t allow the user to directly

view all the images ?

I appreciate your ideas and suggestions :)

Please put your images in "protected" folder.

Check this link for reference :