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boondocks
December 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM
We have over 600 documents, mostly PDFs.
These documents were available internally.
But now we want to make them accessible via the web for about 8 people.
With user id, password protection and the appropriate security ... of course.
So users can create folders, upload and download files.
Can you recommend a web based file manager system that can be installed on a Ubuntu server?
Something that is has been around for a while, reliable, mature and can be used by non-technical people.

brettg
December 20th, 2010, 06:02 AM
Assuming you just want read only access then all you need is Apache with directory listing enabled and user auth using a simple .htaccess file.

boondocks
December 20th, 2010, 08:15 AM
Assuming you just want read only access then all you need is Apache with directory listing enabled and user auth using a simple .htaccess file.

Yes, we can do that with Apache.
But the users should be able to upload files too.
And create folders.

HermanAB
December 20th, 2010, 08:37 AM
Howdy,

There are quite a few of these WebDAV things. KnowledgeTree is probably the best of the lot while MS Sharepoint is one of the worst.

You can get a pre-installed virtual machine here:
http://bitnami.org/stack/knowledgetree

SeijiSensei
December 20th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Just use mod_dav (http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_dav.html) to create a WebDAV share in Apache. You can enforce authentication with Apache's usual basic authentication procedures.

R.Bucky
December 20th, 2010, 07:51 PM
This script works well http://www.osfilemanager.com/

Vegan
December 20th, 2010, 10:37 PM
It would be 100x safer to write a form in PHP to authenticate users credentials.

Then when authenticated, the listing of files can be presented easily.

This type of setup is standard fare for PHP.

arrrghhh
December 20th, 2010, 10:54 PM
ajaXplorer is a pretty good one as well...