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  1. #1
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    [.htaccess] Block all USER_AGENT except a custom one


    I'm trying to have a web page accessible only from inside an android app. I can make the app to provide a custom user agent. For example

    Mozilla/5.0 (MyAPP) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Chrome/ Mobile Safari/537.36
    I need to edit the .htaccess file to deny all visitors, except the one with the "MyAPP" string in its user agent.

    I've tried using this:

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MyAPP*$ 
    RewriteRule .* - [L] 
    RewriteRule .* http://mydomain.com/error.html [R,L]
    but i get all traffic sent to error.html, including the one from my app.

    What am I missing here?


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    To my knowledge there is now way to set rewrite conditions for User Agent. But maybe im wrong.
    Why don't you use PHP to check for user agent?
    PHP Code:
    'You are okay';
    Last edited by Labrar; 07-15-2017 at 08:56 PM.
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