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User portal?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by GhostlyPea, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. GhostlyPea

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 30, 2004

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    Location: Beckenham, Kent

    Hi all

    I'm not sure exactly what I'm after or even if it's out there. The goal is that I can have a web portal that users can open when they VPN in, like a clientless SSL VPN portal splash page available on some firewall vendors. When they log in they can be presented with URL links, short cuts to SMB shares (ideally browsing integrated into the page), launch icons for SSH or RDP etc.

    Doesn't need to be fancy, its non-commercial use and will have maybe 4 - 5 users tops. I'm not a developer so writing something myself would be garbage and miss all the basic features needed like permissions etc.

    Any ideasa if something like this exists?

    - GP
     
  2. AmateurExpert

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    Joined: Aug 7, 2017

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    Something like cPanel? Try a web search for "cpanel alternatives" and see if anything fits the bill.
     
  3. GhostlyPea

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    Cheers for the idea, however its more of a user-side portal that I need rather than admin. Usage example would be for my mum to open the web page and then have a couple of links to website on, a button the clock to navigate an SMB share, click another button it launches an RDP/VNC window etc.

    - GP
     
  4. Number_25

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    Location: Aberystwyth University

    A couple of years ago, I wrote a simple website using python-flask website than ran on boot (when systemd was all new and shiny) for a "how to use a computer" class.

    One of the issues you may have is that, in some cases, mounting a SMB share required elevated privileges. Getting that to work may be difficult.

    If you need help, just ask and we'll work on this together.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2018
  5. kitkat9933

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    Location: Manchester

    owncloud and then use to publish smb shares?
     
  6. GhostlyPea

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    I'll take a look at that, thanks. Still open to more suggestions

    - GP
     
  7. Sp00n

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Brighton

    Nextcloud, a fork of owncloud which is more actively developed, has a bunch of apps that you can add on that might fit your needs.
     
  8. GhostlyPea

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    Cheers, looks like its paid for though :(

    - GP
     
  9. Sp00n

    Capodecina

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    No, it's free and opensource :)

    You can pay for support if you need it.
     
  10. GhostlyPea

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    Ahhh right! I'll defo check it out then, cheers man

    - GP
     
  11. billysielu

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    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    Okta
    Remote desktop connection manager
     
  12. BigT

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    Are you prepared to run a server to host this portal? I have an Unraid server and am soon going to investigate running a Heimdall docker container to provide an access portal to things a bit like it sounds you would like.

    https://github.com/linuxserver/Heimdall
     
  13. GhostlyPea

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    Yeah I have spare capacity on the host so that sort of thing is what I was planning. I'll check out Heimdall later, thanks!

    - GP
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018