Creating a Private File System

Note

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.

Steps 

  1. Go to https://mysite.ucsf.edu/admin/config/media/file-system
  2. Add a private system path

    Example If your site was mysite.ucsf.edu the path would be

  /mnt/files/ucsfp.prod/sites/mysite.ucsf.edu/files-private 

  1. Save Configuration
  2. You should now see a Private local files served by Drupal radio button. Select that otion
  3. Save Configuration again.

You now have a private file system.