17.0 Managing Uploading of Files

The file upload size limit conserves disk space on your Micro Focus Filr site because it prevents users from uploading large files to the Filr site. The default size limit for uploading files into your Filr site is 2 GB. You can also allow or block the types of files that users can upload.

Path: Port 8443 Filr Admin Console Management > File Upload

Table 17-1 Using the Filr Upload dialog

Field, Option, or Button

Information and/or Action

File Upload Limits tab

Use the options under this tab to limit the size of the file that users can upload.

Default File Upload Size Limit

  • Unlike data quotas, there is no option to enable or disable file upload size checks.

  • The default file upload size limit is 2 GB, but you can modify this if needed.

  • You can also add different upload limits for individual users and groups as explained below.

  • Add a Group button

IMPORTANT:Group upload limits override the default limit. If users belong to more than one group, they are assigned the highest upload limit to which they are entitled through group membership.

  1. Click this to add a group of users.

  2. In the Group field, start typing the name of the group for which you want to set an upload limit, then click the group name when it appears in the drop-down list.

    Repeat this process to add additional groups for which you want to assign the same upload limit.

  3. In the File Size Limit field, specify the size limit for the group.

  4. Click OK, then click Apply > Close to save the group file size limit.

  • Add a User button

IMPORTANT:User upload limits override default upload limits and the limits set for any groups to which users belong.

  1. Click this to add an individual user upload limit.

  2. In the User field, start typing the name of the user for which you want to set an upload limit, then click the user’s name when it appears in the drop-down list.

    Repeat this process to add additional users for which you want to assign the same upload limit.

  3. In the File Size Limit field, specify the file size limit for the user.

  4. Click OK, then click Apply > Close to save the user file size limit.

File Type Blocking tab

IMPORTANT:This functionality is only available when an Advanced-Edition license is installed on the Filr appliances.

Use the options under this tab to allow or block the types of files that users can upload.

  • No restrictions

  • Select this to allow users to upload files of all types. This is selected by default.

  • Whitelist - Allow uploading of only the listed file types

  • If you select this:

    • Users can only upload files of the type listed in the Whitelist.

    • Users cannot upload a file for which Filr cannot detect the file type.

    • Users cannot edit a file that has been already uploaded if the file is of a type not listed in the Whitelist.

    • Users can upload archive and compressed files of the type listed in the Whitelist irrespective of whether the type of the files contained within the archive and compressed file is listed in Whitelist or not. The supported archive and compressed files include 7z, ar, arj, cpio, dump, tar and zip.

      For example: Users can upload a ZIP file containing an RTF file, even if the Whitelist includes ZIP but not RTF.

  • Whitelists are empty by default.

  • You can add file types as needed:

    • The Add dialog provides some examples of the supported file types based on the category of files such as Document and Media. You can choose to add other file types.

    • You can also specify file types and add them to the list.

  • You can remove file types as needed.

  • Blacklist - Block uploading of the listed file types

  • If you select this

    • Users can upload files of the type that is not listed in the Blacklist.

    • Users can upload files of any type for which Filr cannot detect the file type.

    • Users cannot edit a file that has been already uploaded if the file is of a type listed in the Blacklist.

    • Users cannot upload archive and compressed files that are not blacklisted if the first-level folder within the archive and compressed file contains at least one blacklisted file. The supported archive and compressed files include 7z, ar, arj, cpio, dump, tar and zip.

      For example: If the Black list includes PDF but not ZIP, users cannot upload a ZIP file that contains a PDF file in the first-level folder.

  • Blacklists are empty by default.

  • You can add file types as needed.

    • The Add dialog provides some examples of the supported file types based on the category of files such as Document and Media. You can choose to add other file types.

    • You can also specify file types and add them to the list.

  • To remove file types, select the file types you want to remove and click Delete.

Apply button

  • Click this to save your changes.

Close button

  • Click this to return to the previous window.