Controlling access to collections

Collections are always restricted so that only you can change them, or post and delete content. By default, collections are also restricted 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 a web browser, or Control access from the command line.

Making a collection public

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

  1. Click the Collections menu bar item to view a list of existing collections.
  2. Click the (Edit) button beside the collection you wish to edit.
  3. Select the Public option.
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

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).

  1. Click the Collections menu bar item to view a list of existing collections.
  2. Click the (Edit) button beside the collection you wish to edit.
  3. Select the Group option.
  4. Enter a list of email addresses in the Share list area.
  5. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Making a collection private

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

  1. Click the Collections menu bar item to view a list of existing collections.
  2. Click the (Edit) button beside the collection you wish to edit.
  3. Select the Private option.
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

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.