I have a custom module (Drupal 7) where I want to read the contents of a file using file_get_contents($file) in the private directory. Theres a access denied error, as the module accesses as anonymous.
I can access the file via browser via the url created with file_create_url(), but gain no access from my module.
Is there a way to grant my module the permission to open files? Any other ideas are welcome, too.