Multi-user access


#1

I need help figuring out how and with what to set up a space for multiple users. I am trying to set up a media space for instructors at my college to load their presentations, videos, etc. I want then to have private spaces to direct their students to. It also has to be easy for them to upload to.

I am a total novice so if you respond please s p e l l it out slowly and carefully :slight_smile:


#2

You’re in for a rough ride. Your choices are:
a) Jump through hoops and challenges to created a shared directory for SFTP
(search DreamHost wiki for Users & Groups)

b) Edit php.ini to allow your website to handle uploads greater than 7 megs
(search DreamHost wiki for PHP.ini)

Since it’s a college setup, now might be the time to look into Moodle, which is offered as a One-Click install, but you still have to do the PHP.ini trick

-Scott


#3

Adding onto that, I have a question about users. How do I set up a user name and password for one of my clients that needs to view her files and stats, and whatever else about her domain, but that’s it. How can I set her up with a log-in and password to view these things?

“It’s not that life is one damn thing after another. It’s that it’s the same damn thing over and over.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay


#4

What about some kind of setup with uber-uploader to get around the 7MB limit?

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#5

Stats is in a web-accessible directory, which can be password protected:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB_/Account_Control_Panel/Status::_Statistics

Viewing files is more tricky, as that kind of access usually includes editing privileges, though a good Users/Groups configuration can do the trick:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB_/Account_Control_Panel/Users::_Groups
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Unix_File_Permissions

-Scott


#6

No wonder people confuse you with rlparker. You both have the same solution for everything. Like Robitussin.

-Scott


#7

Well, the fact we both suggest the same thing for dealing with PHP’s default max_upload_filesize is not surprising … that’s a good fix.

I also usually suggest filemanager scripts in place of chmod/groups/permissions dancing to deal with shared “ftp directories” … he he he .

–rlparker


#8

I thought that might be a solution so I have Moodle and have created some users and “classes” but the file size limit is too small. I can’t seem to find where and how to change it and don’t know if I can.


#9

That’s where the PHP.ini fix comes into play. I was at work and was short on time. Here’s the Wiki link:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/PHP.ini

I have Moodle, but don’t use it for file uploads. Uh, try uber-uploader.
I actually use PHPfileNavigator along with the PHP.ini fix.

-Scott