Website restrictions

access control

File system differences

The FolderShare filesystem used by SeedMeLab differs from POSIX filesystem used by Linux et al. The limitations are not unique to SeedMeLab, as they also exist in other cloud services.

  • Access controls (Simpler): File/Folder sharing is only supported from top-level. All child files/folders inherit same access permission as their top-level parent folder. Although, you can create multiple top-level folders and share them with any number of users with different access permissions. This access controls method provides transparency and easy discovery.
  • Data versioning: Data versioning is not supported as the versioning semantics for data are user specific and imposing the bit level versioning is counterproductive.
  • Dates: Folder and files are assigned dates when they are created and uploaded respectively, so they do not inherit dates from source files/folders, the REST client provides an option to sync modified dates.
  • Groups: Groups are not supported. You may share any top-level file/folder with any number of users. Not using groups enables faster performance by eliminating group management overhead and reduces user interface complexity.

Security

Website Restrictions: This website has a few restrictions

  • Maximum upload size for single file is set to 2GB currently. These can be changed by the site administrator.
  • Self-registration for new users is disabled on this website. If you have login access you can create new users for testing here or use the Invite command (see Manage access controls page).