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Users in group can not share documents


ownCloud - Feb 23 2013
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Question:Hi I have just installed owncloud using the auto installer. The problem i have is if i create two users on the same group, they cannot see each others documents.






Answer:In ownCloud, just because two users are in the same group does not mean they can see each other's information.

If user1 has a folder called "Pictures" and user2 has a folder called "Images" they could share the folder with the group that they belong to and they would see each shared folder but only after they share it. Being in the same group will not allow each users information to be visible by other group members.

If you were looking for a method to share data with multiple users -- I think the best approach is to have a user called "Shared" that you control and creating the directories that you want shared on that account and then create the groups to the respective folders that you want shared.

i.e.:

Shared (user account)
[SHARED FOLDER]-----[GROUP]
Applications---------APPS
PICTURES-------------PICS
VIDEOS---------------VIDS

Then make sure that your users are part of the respective groups.

[GROUP]------------------[MEMBERS]
APPS------------------user1, user2, user3
PICS------------------user1, user2, user3
VIDS------------------user1, user2, user3


Hope this helps.




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