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In the User Portal, a user can click on the root folder, My Files, and select Share. This is a security threat and should not be allowed.

In FileCloud Server version 19.1 and later:

  • in the User Portal, when a user clicks on the root folder, My Files, they no longer have the Sharing option!


When a user wants to share a file or folder, administrators can decide which options should be automatically selected.

These settings are really just a recommendation and can be changed by the user, unless you disable the ability to change the defaults.

 Default Share Type

Setting this option tells FileCloud Server what type of share to automatically select when a user shares a file or folder.

  • Applicable only when Global Share Mode is set to Allow All Shares
  • This type can be changed by the user unless Disallow Default Share Settings Change  is set.
Public Share

Allows users to share with anyone who has the link to the share.

  • Does not require the user you want to share with to have a FileCloud account.
  • Share a file with everyone with or without restrictions.
  • Share a file with everyone and require a password.
Private Share

Allows users to share with anyone who has the link and can log in to a FileCloud account.

  • Does require the user you want to share with to have a FileCloud account.
  • Requires an invitation to be sent to someone to create a FileCloud account if they don't already have one.
  • Share a file with all FileCloud users with or without restrictions.
  • Share a file with specific FileCloud users with or without restrictions.

Password Protected Share

Forces users to create a password when sharing a file or folder.

  • Recipients of the share are given the password when they receive the link to the share.
  • The share can be public or private.

To set the Default Share Type:

  1. Open a browser and log in to the Admin Portal.
  2. From the left navigation pane, under Settings, select Settings.
  3. Select the Misc. tab, and then the Share sub-tab.
  4. Under Sharing Settings, in Default Share Type, select the option you want to use.
  5. Click Save.

 Default Share Expiry in Days

Administrators can allow users to share files and folders for as long as they exist, or you can set a suggested number of days that a share remains active by default.

  • Using a value of 0 means that unless changed by a user, shares do not expire.
  • This setting can be changed by the user unless Disallow Default Share Settings Change  is set.

To set the Share Expiry default:

  1. Open a browser and log in to the Admin Portal.
  2. From the left navigation pane, under Settings, select Settings.
  3. Select the Misc. tab, and then the Share sub-tab.
  4. Under Sharing Settings, in Default Share Expiry in Days, type in the number of days you want to use.
  5. Click Save.

 Default Max Share Upload Size

Administrators can allow users to upload files into a shared folder no matter how big it is, or you can set a suggested size limit. 

  • You can set a maximum size limit in any of the following units: B, KB, MB, GB.
  • Using a value of 0 means that users can upload files into a shared folder no matter how big it is.
  • This setting can be changed by the user in the shared folder settings.

To set the Max Upload size default for Shares:

  1. Open a browser and log in to the Admin Portal.
  2. From the left navigation pane, under Settings, select Settings.
  3. Select the Misc. tab, and then the Share sub-tab.
  4. Under Sharing Settings, in Default Max Share Upload Size, select the Units, and then type in the file size limit you want to use.
  5. Click Save.

 Disallow Default Share Settings Change

If you want to force users to share files and folders with the default settings you have configured, you can use this option to prevent them from changing the defaults set by an Administrator in the Admin Portal.

To prevent users from changing Admin default settings for shares:

  1. Open a browser and log in to the Admin Portal.
  2. From the left navigation pane, under Settings, select Settings.
  3. Select the Misc. tab, and then the Share sub-tab.
  4. Under Sharing Settings, in Default Max Share Upload Size, next to Disallow Default Share Settings Change, select the checkbox.
  5. Click Save.
 Disable Manage Share Options

After a user opens a browser and logs in to the User Portal, they can share a folder privately.

  • This share has the ability to be shared again by members.
  • Share owners can also designate another user to manage those re-shares of the original shared folder by selecting the Allow Manage option.

If the folders being shared are in Network Folders, and there are a large number of shares and users working with Network Folders, displaying a list of shares may take too long or even timeout. 

Now you can configure FileCloud to disable the Allow Manage option for shares in Network Folders to decrease the time it takes to display the list of shares.

  • TONIDOCLOUD_MANAGE_SHARE_ENABLE is a new config that can be set to 0 to completely disable the Allow Manage sharing option for Network Folders 

To disable the Allow Manage option for Network Folders:

  1. Open the following file for editing:

For Windows:

c:\xampp\htdocs\config\cloudconfig.php

For Linux:

/var/www/html/config/cloudconfig.php


2.  Add the following line:

define("TMANAGE_SHARE_ENABLE", "0");



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