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I have a HTML 5 page with an embedded PDF document in the same directory. What I want to do is put the PDF in a secure folder with a simple .htaccess. The reason is I don't want anyone to access the pdf document directly. 

 

I realise that the document could be downloaded anyway but I just want to log how many times it is looked at using PHP. The HTML document is actually a PHP file.

 

Can this be done as I have made attempts to move it unsuccessfully. 

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After you put the file someplace not accessible over the web (outside the web root is easiest, otherwise use a .htaccess with appropriate directives to deny access), make a PHP script with

<?php

/* do whatever you want to log access */

$file = "/path/to/file";

header("Content-Type: application/pdf");
header("Content-Length: " . filesize($file));
readfile($file);
and embed the URL to that instead.
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