Prevent CSS access with Apache

I’m trying to deny access to my includes like CSS, Images and so on.

I think this can be achieved with Apache and .htaccess. So far I’ve wrote the following

RewriteRule ^includes/js/(.+) index [L,R]
RewriteRule ^includes/images/(.+) index [L,R]
RewriteRule ^includes/css/(.+) index [L,R]

The first rule works as expected but the following about images and css do not.

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January 8, 2022
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Hi @teohristov,

I think the issue is that your first rule is preventing the next rules to work properly. I’ll suggest using Regex and make one rule rather than 3 or more depending on how much files you want to deny.

Try something like:

RewriteEngine ON
RewriteRule ^includes/(?:images|css|js) - [R=401,NC,L]

This should redirect all includes to a 401 page.

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