I need to find a solution to allow a file download (It's an .exe file for an app update) only if the request comes from a desktop application and to block requests if they come from a web browser.

How to manage that? Thank you. Nina

  • What do you mean by "local"? Jan 10, 2013 at 23:39

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There's a few methods that you could use:

1) Download via the website but require a API Key, basically you could build a page in php that requires a key and the desktop applications contain that key.

2) You could host the file on FTP with username and password, and only have the applications with the username and password - this is by far the easiest way.

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