Filespace shares form the basis of our Access Control List (ACL) and enable administrators to provide, read, read-write access throughout the Filespace of folders and subsequently the files they contain to particular users.
Before you begin implementing your shares permission structure, you will need to create your users. Please review Manage Filespace Users FAQ for a detailed overview of administering your users.
Permissions for each user can be granted access across the entire Filespace hierarchical tree structure via assigning a user shared access.
Shares are an important way of securing access to certain data, enabling users to participate in project collaboration, or gain access to areas of a Filespace when required. Administrators can apply or revoke access as required, promoting users with read access, to read-write as their access requirements evolve, or remove access entirely.
Creating shares and allocating users and permissions can be achieved via our LucidLink client dashboard and the control panel tab.
Locate the LucidLinklogo within the Taskbar to access the control panel.
Shares are assigned to users with read, read & write permissions.
Add a share.
1. Select a user.
2. Choose a share path.
3. Specify access type, read or read,write and select add share.
Existing shares can be modified, additional users added, or user permissions updated or revoked by expanding the share, adding users or selecting more options on existing users.
Filespace shares can also be administered from the command line and easily scripted.
lucid help share usage: Lucid share [--list] Lucid share --set path --user username [--permissions flags] Lucid share --delete path --user username Lucid share --get path Share management - requires root permissions Options: --password password Your current password --list Display the list of existing shares --set path Set share permissions. Path starts at the file space root, not the local file system root --delete path Delete a share --get path Get share permissions --user username Username --permissions flags Comma separated list of flags: read,write. Default: --permissions read,write
Share a Filespace root path to a user with read-write permissions.
lucid share --set / --user user1 --permissions read,write
Share a folder with read only access permissions.
lucid share --set /company --user user1 --permissions read
Promote previously user shared folder from read only access to read,write permissions.
lucid share --set /company --user user1 --permissions read,write
Share a folder to a user with read-write access permissions.
lucid share --set /sales --user user1 --permissions read,write
Revoke a users write permissions from a folder share.
lucid share --set /sales --user user1 --permissions read
Revoke a users access from a folder share.
lucid share --delete /sales --user user1
Display share structure for an entire Filespace.
lucid share --list
Enter your current password: SHARED PATH USERNAME SHARED AS PERMISSIONS Company User1 Company read, write Company User2 Company read, write Company User3 Company read, write Company User4 Company read, write Company User5 Company read, write Development User4 Development read, write Development User5 Development read, write Marketing User1 Marketing read Marketing User2 Marketing read Marketing User3 Marketing read, write Sales User1 Sales read, write Sales User2 Sales read Sales User3 Sales read Support User1 Support read Support User2 Support read Support User4 Support read, write Support User5 Support read, write Users/User1 User1 User1 read, write Users/User2 User2 User2 read, write Users/User3 User3 User3 read, write Users/User4 User4 User4 read, write Users/User5 User5 User5 read, write
Display a particular folder's share properties.
lucid share --get /marketing
Enter your current password: SHARED PATH USERNAME SHARED AS PERMISSIONS marketing User1 Marketing read marketing User2 Marketing read marketing User3 Marketing read, write
If you'd like to bulk create your shares, we have an example Powershell script in our tips and tricks Bulk Share Creation FAQ.