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Public upload/download facility

Thread began 4/01/2010 2:18 am by Badger | Last modified 4/08/2010 1:07 pm by Eric Mittman | 770 views | 3 replies |

Badger

Public upload/download facility

I need to create a public area on a website to allow a file upload/download facility for transferring large files using ftp (instead of emailing). How it could work is you register as a visitor on the site (SA/DA). Then upload the file(s) to the server (DFP). Then the visitor needs to give access to the files for someone else to download. IE uploaded files can only be accessed by the original uploader or whom anyone they allow to download. Is the best method to follow a WA digital goods example so that an "order" is created for each file transfer and then the originator of that order allows access to the file using an order ID, or is there a simpler way (btw, no ecommerce required)? Any suggestions....

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Eric Mittman

This seems to be a fairly ambitious goal for an upload site. If your are able to handle all of the storage and bandwidth requirements though it seems like a cool idea.

I don't think that you would need to make a transaction to get it worked out. You would definitely want to log the uploads in your db though. You should have a users table and another table or more to handle the files. You should record the user that made the upload and the details about the uploaded file. You might want to have a joining table that can associate users with the file to keep the permissions straight. You can then have access rules to help you with the download server behaviors so that only the allowed users can get to the files.

You will also need a way for the uploader to specify who has permissions to the file. I think this would be workable by making use of DFP (or UE4 if you have it), Security Assist, and DataAssist.

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Badger

Thanks Eric

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Eric Mittman

You are welcome, let us know if you have any further questions or if you run into any issues.

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