FTP Users and Files access and management

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Hi, Our company has over 20k users, and we provide them with service packs and other downloads through our website (under HTML address). I want to have a little more control and report abilities over who's downloading what, and I am looking for such a system that can help me achieving that.
  1. I will define for users which files they can download , this can/should be limited in time.
  2. I want to give my employees, the ability to create a user-file-time connection, so that the user can DL the file.
  3. I don't want to have multiple copies of the files on the server, maybe something like Virtual directoris for each user.
Does anyone knows of such a solution?

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I would recommend Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager for handing out updates/patches/fixes. This will permit you to manage what systems & who gets the updates. You might also consider other FTP servers that integrate with AD and maybe implement group policies to meet your objectives. I don’t know any solution for this so if you find one, maybe post your solution here.

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I’d recommend setting this up through the web server. Doing this through an FTP server will be pretty complex. Setup a site which requires a username and password for each user, and have a database which tracks what user gets access to which file.

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  • Saar
    My FTP will be stored on a remote FTP now, I will not incorporate AD into this (maybe only on the internal users side, but this is not the major issue). The FTP is on a Unix system, so Windows solution is not an option.
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