Controlling access to collections

Collections are always restricted so that only you can change them, or post and delete content. By default, collections are private so that only you can view their content. You can switch a collection to allow public viewing, or limit viewing to a group of people identified by their email addresses.

You can change collection access from the command line, or Control access using a web browser.

Making a collection public

When a collection is public, anybody can view the collection and its files. Only you can change them.

Linux & OS X Windows
./seedme.py -update 1234 -p public
seedme.cmd -update 1234 -p public

Above '1234' is the ID of the collection you wish to update.

Restricting viewing to a group of people

When a collection has group access, anybody in the group can view the collection and its files. Only you can change them. The group with access is identified by their email addresses, which must match their SeedMe accounts (if no corresponding SeedMe account exists yet, a new account is created and they are notified)

 

Linux & OS X Windows
./seedme.py -update 1234 -p group \
  -email one@example.com \
  -email two@example.com
seedme.cmd -update 1234 -p group `
  -email one@example.com `
  -email two@example.com

Above '1234' is the ID of the collection you wish to update.

Making a collection private

When a collection is private, only you can view and change the collection and its files.

Linux & OS X Windows
./seedme.py -update 1234 -p private
seedme.cmd -update 1234 -p private

Above '1234' is the ID of the collection you wish to update.

Transferring a collection

Transferring collection ownership to another user may be useful for service providers, who wish to delegate ownership for their users content to them. This operation cannot be performed via web browser, but could be performed using the command line.