I have a content type that allows one or more file attachments and these are set as Private so that access to them can be controlled. A small percentage of these files I also want to be publicly accessible and would prefer not to upload them twice.
Is there a way to either:
- create a link to a file that bypasses the access control?
- give the option to choose public/private when the content is created?
I know I could create a 2nd field on the content type for public files, but that seems confusing, but may be my last resort strategy.
EDIT: To clarify (and sorry for the confusion) ... if I were to copy the URL to a file attached as a private file, it looks like:
... and anyone who doesn't have access to the site cannot access it.
80% of the time for this content type, that's what I want to happen. The other 20%, I want that link to be accessible to anyone, logged into the site or not.
I want to create, for example, a view of this content type, filtered to this 20%, where a different URL is provided such that the file will be publicly available.
Thanks in advance for any advice!