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    I want a set of pdf files used commonly by our organisation to be put in a briefcase of user A. I will refer to this briefcase as Briefcase1.

    Then I want this briefcase to be visible on the briefcase list of all the users on my server. I want the other users to be able to share these pdf files externally. These pdf files would be in a hierarchial setup say..

    Root
    -A
    --a1
    --a2
    -B
    --b1
    --b2

    and so on.

    Say I am user B. I have this entire briefcase visible to me in my list of briefcases. Now I want to send a particular file to some external user. I can send the link to the external user without any issue and the external user can take a look at the file as its been shared Publicly. All he needs is the URL I sent him.

    Now If I want to share the folder A with some external user. Is that possible ? I tried sharing it but it has the share option disabled.

    I think it can work if I had shared these files giving the users admin rights. But in that case they can delete the files. I dont want them to add /delete/edit files.. I just need them to have the rights to just shared the folder shared with them..

    Is it possible ? Any work around you could suggest. Am stuck with this.. Would appreciate any help..


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    Cant be done I'm afraid. If I share some of my documents with you, it's reasonable for me to assume that only you can see them, I may not want you sharing them out with other people without me knowing about it.

    I understand that in your example, it's a legitimate request, but the owner of the item must be responsible for the access to that item. You would need to backhaul the share request to the owner of briefcase A and ask them to include a share permission for your user.

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    Thanks Dirk,

    I understand your point but if a folder has been shared as viewable by anyone then the people who have it shared in their briefcase should get the right to share it with anyone they want..

    Hopefully this functionality is added in the future.. Isn't it a bug ?

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    If it's shared as viewable by anyone, then why would people need to share it with anyone, surely the second anyone would already have access to it?

    I fear I may have misunderstood the question. [go's back to re-read ]

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    Right, I think I get it. Your 'B' briefcase is publically shared so external users can see it.

    Briefcase A is shared for internal access only. If you want external users to see if, this root share permission would need to be changed. Yes, it is set to share for anyone, but you have set 'anyone' to mean 'anyone in the company, not joe public'

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    No I dont think you got my question.

    Briefcase A has my company's brochures. Its a central repository. Now I share this Briefcase and make it public so anyone can take a look at whats there inside it.

    But since the external companies don't know the URL to go to I want the internal users to be allowed to forward the URL of the folder/file to the external companies. If its visible as a shared briefcase in the internal user's briefcase then right clicking on it should give them the right to share it with anyone as this folder is already viewable by anyone.

    But to make this visible in the briefcase of the internal users I need to share it with them right ? But since it is in the mode where any one can view it (internal and external), the users can add it specifying the username and foldername.

    After this the internal users should be allowed to share the contents of this briefcase with anyone they want to by right clicking on it and clicking Share

    But this does not happen as the folder can be viewed by anyone but not administered by anyone except the user who has the briefcase and has shared it.

    My point is that since it can be viewed by anyone so the person viewing it should have the right to share it also. Sharing just means allowing someone to click on the URL to view and not to edit/add/delete.

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    Anyone filled a bug about this?

    I have a problem with sharing an shared Briefcase (Admin rights).

    The url sended in mail caused a "permission denied" error, correct url is original shared briefcase...

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