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Old August 26th, 2006, 07:30 PM   #1
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PrePurchase Question: Password Upload

Prior to purchase I need to know whether the following (or a workaround) is possible with PhotoPost:

A public gallery is created:
A password is allocated to the gallery to allow upload of images by visitors:

The important aspect is that the gallery can be contributed to by *many* visitors - only restricted to those that know the password.

In an 'easy' solution - maybe it is that a single username and password is provided which can be used by multiple visitors times consecutively?

The process of finding the gallery, (registering), using the allocated password, uploading the image(s) should be easy and straight forward.

Is this possible?
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Old August 27th, 2006, 07:11 AM   #2
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The easy solution yes would be creating a dummy account like guests with password guests that you can give out to certain users and setting usergroup permission accordingly.

Upload permissions all depend on usergroup permissions not by a password entered on upload screen hope this makes sense to you the process.
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Old August 27th, 2006, 01:34 PM   #3
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This however would need considerable administration time and potentially numerous user groups wouldn't it ?

I'm looking at potentially 15 new galleries a week initially - would this mean 15 new usergroups?
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Old August 27th, 2006, 01:46 PM   #4
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Well you can assign a password to a category to restrict viewing and give it out to who you wish. The password has nothing to do with uploading though as whatever usergroups have upload access to a certain category they can upload

Usergroups have permissions of who can view upload post comments etc. This is how the software works. You can assign passwords to categories to make them private.
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Old August 27th, 2006, 02:13 PM   #5
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I'm familiar with being able to restrict viewing by using a password, however my requirements are to make it possible for multiple (anonymous) users to upload images to a category by using a password to do so.

Ideally, a user would register as is the case currently, and then after uploading images, a password would be entered, to add the images to a specific category. (sort of thing).

If photopost can't do this by adjusting the config. would it be something which could be programmed, and if so would you be able to offer a charge to do so ?
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Old September 14th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #6
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..My head hurts.....

I've been on and off this board for a couple of weeks and established that I need a few things to make my site work which PhotoPost can accomodate.

But, I return to this problem.

My development requires that multiple users can post images into a single shared category / public album which has a secondry control af access.

I'm banging my head on this one and hope that somebody can wave their magic wand and help me out.

My quandry seems to be that I want users to register. Then Upload photos. Then assign the photos to a public album using a category specific password, or some other control.

Everything else appears to work out.

Just this, nothing available does it - can anyone help ??
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Old September 14th, 2006, 03:52 PM   #7
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Head's still hurting, but found this..

Under usergoups and Vb3:
(PhotoPost has the ability to).. 'Enable ability for users to associate Personal Albums to main categories'

Can this be password protected or controlled to restrict uploads ??

How does this function work ?
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:16 PM   #8
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Personal albums users create can be public or private if they choose yes.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:44 PM   #9
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So personal albums can be subcategories of main categories.

Thanks for explaining. Maybe this is'nt what I'm looking for.

However, just to clarify the function, would this association be the whole of the personal album or could it be a category within the personal album ?
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personal albums can be assigned to categories or assigned to other personal albums
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Hi Chuck,

I must be missing something here...

Is this the whole of the personal album or is it a category (sub directory)within the personal album ? ( I'm supposing that PP can have subdirectories within personal albums).

Your answer is rather vague ?
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There are two things categories and personal albums.

Only Admin sets up categories and subcategories

Personal albums can be setup by users and assigned to categories or other personal albums they have.

Does that make sense?
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Old September 14th, 2006, 08:26 PM   #13
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I understand the terminology and structure.

Do users get to create multiple personal albums?

If so, can each of the multiple albums be allocated to different categories, or is it just the main user album which can be assigned to a category.
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Users can create as many albums they wish and assign them to whatever categories or albums they wish to
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Old September 15th, 2006, 03:03 AM   #15
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So that leaves the question whether or not users can assign their albums to a category for which they know the password of ? (If this exists).
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Users make public or private albums. They know what the password is when they make it private and the url has the password
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Old September 15th, 2006, 11:51 AM   #17
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So essentially the answer to my question is no.

It's not possible to create an album to which multiple users can subscribe to by using a password.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 12:38 PM   #18
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Thats what I said in my first post of this thread that multiple users would not be able to upload to it. Anyone can subscribe to an category by knowing the password and subscribe
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Old September 16th, 2006, 08:47 AM   #19
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Your first says:

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"The easy solution yes would be creating a dummy account like guests with password guests that you can give out to certain users and setting usergroup permission accordingly."
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Can multiple users log on consecutively using this method?
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Old September 16th, 2006, 10:07 AM   #20
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yes they can but all photos would be owned by the user guests
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