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Web Application - Portal & Repository

CJ Gill
posted this on May 6, 2009, 11:33 AM

PORTAL- A portal is a file storage space for your external guests that have been granted access by the account administrator. Portals are essentially the same as repositories except that portals are for external guests and repositories are for internal users. Unlike sending a file, files shared through a portal do not expire. Portals are accessible to guests via your file exchange site at is http://(companyname).leapfile.com. Each guest will only see the portals they have permission to access.
Setting up a portal is very easy -

  • Create a portal and add files/folders
  • Create guest account(s)
  • Assign guest account to the portal

Guest accounts are different from contacts or user accounts
No notification email is sent to guests. You need to manually inform your guests about the portal login and updates


 


*Please note that the term users is defined typically as people who use LeapFILE within your company, whereas guests are typically your customers, vendors, and partners.

 

REPOSITORY- Repositories are essentially a file storage space for your internal users that have been granted access by the account administrator. Unlike sending a file, files shared through a repository do not expire. Each user will only see the repositories they have permission to access



 

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Gary Wasserman

This information is fine, but does not go far enough.  For example I need to embed portal access to a set of files on an internal website.  I don't see any guidance on how that is supposed to work.  Could you cover this in a separate page or presentation?  Thanks.

September 16, 2013, 11:11 AM