We just released an update that means you can now choose whether people in your Shotgun site have access to the links to download media or not.
To access this feature, go to People, and then reveal the “Can See Media Download Links in Shotgun” column. Simply uncheck the box for users that you want to prevent from accessing these links.
Any users that have this option unchecked will not be able to see the following links:
- Versions > Play > Settings > View source file…
- Versions > Uploaded Movie field
- Versions > Thumbnail > View Image
- Files > File field
- Notes > Attachments
- Notes > Annotations > View in Lightbox Viewer > Settings > Download File
By default, all existing users (as well as any newly created ones) will continue to be able to access these links, and as such will not experience any change. We are also restricting the ability to change this setting by default to permission roles that already have the ability to create users (you can reconfigure this per permission role in the usual way).
Please note: this is intended as a convenience feature and not a security one. This is simply a way for helping studios with their due diligence in protecting IP. We recommend supplementing this with the usual and recommended approaches for securing your content, even if you intend to make use of this.