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Allowing users to grant folder access

FILR 3.2

Hello,

my intention:
there is a folder on our nss-volume "OurCorporateDesign", created by user "joe".
Joe wats to share this folder und his subdirectories with other users. Every member of his team wants to use the FILR Desktop Application

what I've tried:
I logged in to FILR webinterface as admin and used "Administrationskonsole" (administration console?).
Then I choosed "Netzwerkordner" (network folder?) | hinzufügen (add) and entered the correct url of "OurCorporateDesign".
In tab "rights" I added user "joe" and allowed access to this network folder.
The problem: In the same tab I cannot grant the right for giving other (internal) users access to subfolders of "OurCorporateDesign". Those items aren't "clickable". I only can grant joe the right for to give other users access to single files; this works but its too laborious to publish every file separately...

In addition:
joe is owner of the folder "OurCorporateDesign" and has access right in eDirectory


Any idea to solve this problem?

Holger
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On Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:54:03 GMT, Verwaiser
<Verwaiser@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>
>FILR 3.2
>
>Hello,
>
>my intention:
>there is a folder on our nss-volume "OurCorporateDesign", created by
>user "joe".
>Joe wats to share this folder und his subdirectories with other users.
>Every member of his team wants to use the FILR Desktop Application
>
>what I've tried:
>I logged in to FILR webinterface as admin and used
>"Administrationskonsole" (administration console?).
>Then I choosed "Netzwerkordner" (network folder?) | hinzuf?add) and
>entered the correct url of "OurCorporateDesign".
>In tab "rights" I added user "joe" and allowed access to this network
>folder.
>The problem: In the same tab I cannot grant the right for giving other
>(internal) users access to subfolders of "OurCorporateDesign". Those
>items aren't "clickable". I only can grant joe the right for to give
>other users access to single files; this works but its too laborious to
>publish every file separately...
>
>In addition:
>joe is owner of the folder "OurCorporateDesign" and has access right in
>eDirectory
>
>
>Any idea to solve this problem?


Holger,

If I understand correctly, you want Joe to be able to share a folder
that exists in a Net Folder as opposed to My Files. I believe you
need Filr Advanced Edition to do this. The standard edition can share
folders/files from My Files and share files from Net Folders.

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On Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:08:14 GMT, KeN Etter
<ketter@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>On Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:54:03 GMT, Verwaiser
><Verwaiser@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>FILR 3.2
>>
>>Hello,
>>
>>my intention:
>>there is a folder on our nss-volume "OurCorporateDesign", created by
>>user "joe".
>>Joe wats to share this folder und his subdirectories with other users.
>>Every member of his team wants to use the FILR Desktop Application
>>
>>what I've tried:
>>I logged in to FILR webinterface as admin and used
>>"Administrationskonsole" (administration console?).
>>Then I choosed "Netzwerkordner" (network folder?) | hinzuf?add) and
>>entered the correct url of "OurCorporateDesign".
>>In tab "rights" I added user "joe" and allowed access to this network
>>folder.
>>The problem: In the same tab I cannot grant the right for giving other
>>(internal) users access to subfolders of "OurCorporateDesign". Those
>>items aren't "clickable". I only can grant joe the right for to give
>>other users access to single files; this works but its too laborious to
>>publish every file separately...
>>
>>In addition:
>>joe is owner of the folder "OurCorporateDesign" and has access right in
>>eDirectory
>>
>>
>>Any idea to solve this problem?

>
>Holger,
>
>If I understand correctly, you want Joe to be able to share a folder
>that exists in a Net Folder as opposed to My Files. I believe you
>need Filr Advanced Edition to do this. The standard edition can share
>folders/files from My Files and share files from Net Folders.


Go to this page https://www.microfocus.com/products/filr/features/ and
scroll down to Filr Advanced Edition.

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To allow users to share "NetFolders" you do indeed need the advanced license.

But according to me, your users are "eDir" users and not external users.
I think it's even simpler when there is a group (eDir) from his team.
Make sure that the permissions are correct on NSS and then give the rights to the group (Team or even "everyone") in Filr under the Network folder" rights tab".

When Joe is your only Filr user you can also create a "relative path" in the "Create new network folder" and give the users "everyone" rights here (NSS takes care of the rights). So there are enough solutions, but that question is what you want.

But I agree with Ken. If you want users to share on netfolders (by themselves), you need an advanced license.
We deliberately did not opt for the Advanced version because we prefer to keep control (and not users).
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Captain
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Hello!

I am a little bit wondering that the dialog-box shows the posibility to share folders instead of leaving it invisible for users with "normal" FILR.
It seems to tell "buy me if you want me" 🙂

I followed the suggestion from JHakvoort and solved the problem using eDir permissions.

Thanks to JHakvoort and Ketter for helping me solving this issue

Holger
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