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Needing secure cloud storage

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by akira181, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. akira181


    Joined: Apr 10, 2018

    Posts: 13

    Sorry if this is the wrong sub-forum, wasn't quite sure where to post this. I got a work problem I was hoping someone more in the know would be able to help with.

    I do a lot of work for a few clients and have a lot of reports to issue. I would like to be able to upload all the reports to a secure cloud service such as DropBox Business, and then just authorise the client to read and download their respective reports.

    Only thing is, it's not the most professional sending them a dropbox link every time or getting them to log into dropbox directly. I would rather have a dropbox login portal on my website where the client could log in and then the next page would take them to the shared folder for that account (ideally a shell where my company logo would still be on the top of the page but a redirect to the dropbox site would also be acceptable).

    Is this something that can be done by dropbox or some other secure cloud service?
  2. kitkat9933


    Joined: Aug 26, 2012

    Posts: 3,038

    Location: Manchester

    Do you want someone to host it for you, or are you happy to self host?
  3. PaulStat


    Joined: Mar 1, 2003

    Posts: 5,369

    Location: Cotham, Bristol

  4. akira181


    Joined: Apr 10, 2018

    Posts: 13

    My company already has a website up, so I'd be looking just to have a login portal or some sort of shell on my site. I would rather the files themselves are hosted by a reputable company like DropBox as security and confidentiality of these files are very important.

    I'll need to read up some since I'm not a developer or programmer but at first glance, I'm not entirely sure if OAuth2 is what I'm looking for. Users I authorise will be accessing my shared folders with read only rights, I'm not wanting an app that can be given access to read their dropbox. But like I said, need to read some more on it.

    Basically I just want a Dropbox Login portal on my website then it can redirect to the DB page or run a "browser-in-browser" sort of thing, where the "outer" browser will be my website and the inner DB. Wish I knew the correct terminology for what I'm wanting, I'm doing a pretty poor job of explaining it :(
  5. mrbell1984


    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 19,231

    Location: UK

    Why not just put a link to the dropbox login page? with the link called " My Files" or something like that?

    EDIT: There are plenty 'self' installs try own cloud if you know what you doing.