Install from PyPI with easy_install or pip:

pip install django-private-files

or download the source and do:

python install

or if you want to hack on the code symlink to it in your site-packages:

python develop

In your INSTALLED_APPS add private_files. You must specify a protection method (basic, nginx or xsendfile) in your


In your add the private_files application urls:

from django.conf.urls.defaults import patterns, include, url

# Uncomment the next two lines to enable the admin:
from django.contrib import admin

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    # Examples:
    url(r'^private_files/', include('private_files.urls')),

    # Uncomment the admin/doc line below to enable admin documentation:
    # url(r'^admin/doc/', include('django.contrib.admindocs.urls')),

    # Uncomment the next line to enable the admin:
    url(r'^admin/', include(,