[Owncloud] Idea: "Invite to upload/download"

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Sat Apr 3 11:57:12 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 30 March 2010 00:04:18 Jakob Sack wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently installed ownCloud on my shared webhosting service (with
> PHP+MySQL). It works well so far (considering it is a preview).
> Sometimes I want to send large files to friends. At the moment I use FTP to
> upload the file to my webspace, send a link to my friend and delete the
> file afterwards. However, this is quite inconvenient. My idea is to have
> an option to allow unknown users to download a file by sending them an
> (cryptic) url. Proposed workflow:
> -upload file
> -"invite to download"
> -enter email address and duration of inventation
> -ownCloud sends an email "Hello, send you a file. You can download it here:
> URL/files/a5473def"
> -guest can download the file as long as the invitation is valid
> Of course this could work the other way around. We could have some special
> folder called "inbox" and an option "invite to upload". The guest follows
> the url and uploads a file. The user sees it in the inbox.
> What do you think about this idea?
> Cheers,
> Jakob

/me likes, though I have no idea how it could be implemented technically... 
You'd like to do that? I think with a simple proposal for how you might 
attract more responses ;-)
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