Is it possible to have a custom download url in the Joomla update server.

The help page says

<downloadurl type="full" format="zip">http://website.com/component.zip</downloadurl>

But I am thinking of having something like below

<downloadurl type="full" format="zip">http://website.com/component.php?downloadkey</downloadurl>
  • Have a look through this PR: github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/2508
    – Lodder
    Oct 29 '15 at 17:11
  • @lodder Thanks for pointing the link. Does he mean to change the core tables '#__updates' and '#__update_sites' by adding an extra column 'extra_query'? Oct 29 '15 at 17:34

I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work. Akeeba Release System (built for software distribution, mainly Joomla) uses URLs like this, and it works for me:

   <downloadurl type="full" format="zip">

I read somewhere that Joomla requires a file extension (.zip) for the url to work properly. I can't find the source right now.

ARS solves this nicely by adding an additional parameter at the end: &dummy=my.zip.

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