Tech tip : How to restrict upload/download permissions for a public share
Public shares are accessible by users if they have the share link. They do not have to login using guest account or password.
FileCloud now allows the restrictions of uploads/downloads for a public share. (i.e…) It allows blocking of uploading new files/folders to the shared URL and blocking of downloading files in the folder. This provides better security for the shared folder by blocking anonymous uploads/downloads of files/folders.
To Restrict Uploads/Downloads :
Once a public share is created for a folder, do the following.
1. To Allow Uploads and Disallow Downloads :
To allow uploads to the shared folder, check the “View + Upload” checkbox in the manage share dialog. This allows the users to view the files in the folder and upload new files/folder to the shared folder. This also disallows downloading files/folders of the shared folder
2. To Allow Downloads and disallow Uploads :
To achieve this, Check the “View + Download” checkbox. This allows the users to view the files and to download the files in the folder. This also disallows uploading new files/folders to the shared folder.
3. To Allow Uploads and Downloads :
To achieve this, Check the “View + Upload + Download” checkbox. This allows the users to view the files, upload new files/folders and download the files/folders in the shared folder
4. To restrict uploads and Downloads :
To achieve this, Check the “View Only” checkbox. This disallows the users to upload new files/folders to the shared folder and also disallows download of files/folders