I am developing a custom entity, which has a file field, which accepts .zip files. After the entity save, the contents of the zip file are decompressed into a folder specific to the .zip file, in the public files directory.
I'm am wondering if it is possible to create "private directories", which would act similar to standard Drupal private files...basically I want to restrict access to any file in the directory, but Drupal not knowing what files may be in the directory.
Is this even possible?
Would anyone have some possible strategies to accomplish this goal?
I'm not asking how to setup a private file directory for storing and controlling access to single files, as is standard Drupal, I'm asking if it is possible to control access to any random file in a certain directory....inside the public files area.
I'm wanting to manage unmanaged files, by managing the parent directory, not the individual files
I'm open to using the Drupal core private file system, as long as Drupal doesn't have to manage the individual files specifically