Q. Handling by secured linked images


Active member
In my forum live I see this more as once. I try to describe.

When a user link a picture from a space under htaccess in a thread, all users get the htaccess login windows. In that case must the admin / mod delete the link of the pic. You know a way that xF can handle that so that links under htaccess not allowed?


XenForo developer
Staff member
Doing this would require the forum server to go and query the remote file to see if a 403 header is returned. I can imagine many administrators not wanting to see their servers perform this duty, so I would see this more as a job for an add-on than core functionality.