Module: Album Passwords
|Posted: Fri, 2010-10-29 06:04|
This module will allow users to assign a password to a public album. With this module enabled, registered users will be able to assign/remove a password to any album they have edit privileges on by using the Album Options -> Assign password / Album Options -> Remove password menu options. Once a password has been assigned, it will appear to be empty to Guest and other users, until the password has been entered in via the Enter password menu option.
The album must be publicly viewable in order for the password to function properly (the View/Everybody permission must be checked). Also, this module does not block access to the contents of the protected album, it only makes the album look empty. As such, the album (and it's thumbnail) will still be viewable to the public, and accessing photos/subalbums through their URLs directly will also work (so be careful with dynamic pages like search, tags, latest updates, etc. as the photos in the protected albums will be accessible from these screens).
This module has been tested against Gallery 3.0, and appears to work fine to me.
If anyone more familiar with Gallery's permission system knows a way to completely hide an album and it's contents, let me know (I suspect there's something simple that I'm missing). But for the moment, making an album look empty is the best I've been able to come up with.
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