Documents

Documents are stored securely on our server and are delivered according to the access level of each login. You can restrict access to each document by specifying the access level which of course also gives access to users with higher access levels. Public access is possible.

The list of documents is displayed via the Member/Public menu and visibility of the menu item is controlled by Role DISPLAY_DOCUMENTS. This role also provides back-end security by controlling access to read the list of documents.

Delivery of documents is by a link which does not change. Security is provided using the Apache webserver module X-sendfile which is fast and secure. You can share the link but it will result in an Authorisation Error if the recipient is not logged in with sufficient access. Note that the link will work regardless of role DISPLAY_DOCUMENTS if the user has access to the specific document – the role only prevents listing documents, not downloading them.

Obtaining the link is usually unnecessary as the user sees a list of documents which refer to an API call that triggers document download, unless you set DISPLAY_DOCUMENTS to a higher level of access than some files and you want to make these available by sharing the link. If you need to obtain a link, you can find it by opening your browser’s download tab and copying the link from there.