OJS File manager: make files public?

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OJS File manager: make files public?

Postby gwest » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:03 am

Hi all,
Sorry to start two threads in such quick succession!

I notice that files uploaded using the OJS files manager seem to be stuck behind the account login system. I'd like authors to be able to upload files using the same tool, but for the files to be publicly-accessible.

Is there a way of doing this? I'm aware that there's a public_files_dir setting but I can't seem to find a way of allowing users to upload to it using OJS.


Graeme West

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: OJS File manager: make files public?

Postby jmacgreg » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:03 pm

Hi Graeme,

No worries about the quick posts -- we're happy to help if we can.

Files in the files browser are access-protected as they are actually private system files: all submission file versions, etc. The public dir isn't accessible by default, but you can symlink it to your files directory location and it will appear in the Files Browser (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3980&start=0 for a full discussion).

There's been ongoing discussion on developing a 'workspaces' type of plugin that would allow users to upload files to the system and to allow access per role (or optionally to allow for full access). I haven't submitted a feature request for this yet, and it's likely a fair bit of work as authentication and access rights would be a concern. Any thoughts you might have on the issue would be appreciated!


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Re: OJS File manager: make files public?

Postby fixxion » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:25 pm


As I posted elswhere, there is a solution : creating a dummy author submitting the file (additional files can be uploaded as supplementary files).
Authors can then connect as that user and downlaod .doc(x) or other files.

See http://www.revue-critique-de-fixxion-francaise-contemporaine.org/rcffc/user
Connect as "dedi" - password: "format".
Instrutions are given in the Abstract area.

Hoping this helps in the meantime
Ivan Arickx

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