OJS Get PDF direct URL

Hi All,

Is there a way i can get the PDF direct url?

Currently I can only get /article/viewFile/4/3. What I want is to get this uploads/journals/2/articles/4/public/4-20-1-PB.pdf.


Hi @Nazimm,

You don’t want to expose your OJS files area for direct access through the web server; that would prevent all access control by OJS and would also expose unpublished content (author submissions that were still in progress, for example). It may also be a security risk, as authors could upload things like PHP scripts that might be server-executable. Could you describe what you want to do, and maybe I can suggest another way?

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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