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Secure Link for Nginx


Secure Link for Nginx is a
shortcode plugin for WordPress to embed hash code for link that want to be
protected. Protectition based on client IP and user agent. This plugin must be
use when nginx web server already configured with
secure link module

Using shortcode

Shortcode can be use with parameter or without it. Suppose you want to protect
img.png file under /secure folder, using with parameter:
<img class="" src="/secure/img.png[sln_create slfile='/secure/img.png']" />
using it whitout parameter:
<img class="" src="[sln_create]/secure/img.png[/sln_create]" />


We use this asumption when configuring nginx and using this plugin at wordpress
– Folder that want to secure is /secure under wordpress folder

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/secure-link-nginx
    directory, or install this Secure Link fo Nginx plugin through the WordPress
    plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Configure nginx as a below

Nginx configuration

Under your wordpress configuration at nginx, add this configuration:


location /secure {
secure_link $arg_sln;
secure_link_md5 “$uri$remote_addr$http_user_agent”;

if ($secure_link = "") { return 403; }
if ($secure_link = "0") { return 410; }



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