Share Files

Many storage providers have an option to share a file with a third party without access to your account with a publicly accessible link. Depending on the provider, the link may be auto expiring and no longer valid after a given period or a password can be set required to download the file.

Availability of Upload and Download Shares

Upload and Download Shares aren’t available for all supported protocols. The table below shows the protocols which either support Upload or Download Shares.

Download Share

Upload Share

Protocol

Folder

File

Folder

S3

B2

Nextcloud

OneDrive

Google Drive

Dropbox

DRACOON

Providers with support to share a file using a public, password protected or temporary URL

S3

Create a pre-signed temporary URL. Choose Edit → Copy URL → Signed URL.

OpenStack Swift

A private object stored in OpenStack Swift can be made publicly available for a limited time using a signed URL. Choose Edit → Copy URL → Signed URL.

Azure

Create a Shared Access Signature URL. Choose Edit → Copy URL → Signed URL.

Backblaze B2

Create an authorized URL to make files available publicly expiring after 7 days. Choose File → Share….

DRACOON

Create an download share for a file or folder. Choose File → Share…. Optionally set a password required to download the file. Choose Cancel to create a public with no password protection.

Microsoft OneDrive & Microsoft SharePoint

Create an shared link for a file or folder. Choose File → Share….

Dropbox

You can share an URL to provide access to a document in your Dropbox. Optionally set a password required to download the file. Choose Cancel to create a public URL with no password protection. Choose Edit → Copy URL → Signed URL.

Send Command

Google Drive

Share the web link to open download or open the file in Google Docs. This will set the permission of the file to reader/anyone. Choose File → Share….

NextCloud and ownCloud

Create public shares for people who are not Nextcloud users. Optionally set a password required to download the file. Choose Cancel to create a public URL with no password protection. Choose File → Share….

FTP, SFTP & WebDAV

If you connect to a web root, refer to HTTP URL on how to configure your bookmark to allow copying a HTTP URL for a selected file. With a valid configuration, you can open the corresponding HTTP URL of a file selected with your default web browser or copy the URL to the clipboard. To manage permissions, refer to UNIX Permissions (FTP/SFTP).