Shared Common Folder between Users/Groups

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Shared Common Folder between Users/Groups

Postby poppadnuts » Fri May 06, 2016 11:23 pm

I'd like to have a shared folder between users. What's the best way to accomplish this?

option A: Do I create a new user, strictly for creating shares with everyone?
(seems I can manage specific permissions per group/user here)

option B: Create new folders directly on the linux box, such as /storage/owncloud/data-shared/Company/Misc. And then use the External Storage app to do a Local mount.
(can't manage specific permissions)

Would either of these be faster than the other, or is there a better way?

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Re: Shared Common Folder between Users/Groups

Postby tflidd » Sat May 07, 2016 10:33 am

If you just want to share a folder, solution A is probably the easiest. External mounts are interesting if you want to access files directly as well (SMB/FTP).

If the permission settings of owncloud are not sufficient (e.g. different permissions in sub-folders), an external mount for each individual user with his own credentials will enable you to use more advanced permission settings like SMB or Linux-ACLs.

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