Private files systems are ONLY recommended for login only private sites. They should not be used by public sites as they consume a large amount of processing power to use properly.
- Go to https://mysite.ucsf.edu/admin/config/media/file-system
- Add a private system path
Example If your site was mysite.ucsf.edu the path would be
- Save Configuration
- You should now see a Private local files served by Drupal radio button. Select that option
- Save Configuration again.
You now have a private file system.