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Delete Old Direct Links


the most recent Version still does not allow to manage/delete old direct links. I have to delete the database and re-install FileVista in order to get rid of potentially dangerous old remainings. So please, let us access those entries within FileVista.

Thank you
Chris 2/7/2012 7:04 AM
Agreed, there should be a way for an admin to see all direct links. This can potentially be a security risk if an employee forgets to password protect a direct link as there is no way for even the direct link creator to undo it.

Can anyone weigh in on this topic?
Ricky 8/27/2012 10:43 AM
Next version will have this ability!
Call me a server 9/13/2012 6:11 AM
Is there a way to view the direct links on a file basis at all?

When will the next version be out that will have the feature to edit direct links?
Cary 10/30/2012 12:40 PM
Also hoping for at least a tentative release date for an update that will include direct link management. For now I have this feature disabled as it is a security risk. Definitely looking forward to this being manageable in next release.
Ricky 10/30/2012 1:07 PM
FYI, with v5.0 this feature is implemented:

- Added: Redesigned “Direct Link” feature and renamed it to “Public Link” as it implies the purpose more clearly. Also the link URLs will contain “public” instead of “link” for the handler name. Old type of links will still work as usual. As soon as “Create Public Link” in the file context menu is clicked, the link will be generated automatically with default options. The link can be deleted/updated on the same dialog. The links will look “beautiful” as GUIDs will not be used anymore. Instead, the file name will be used along with a number id so that URLs are still not guessable and name collisions do not occur. By default, paths are not included in links for shorter URLs. However with one click, it’s possible to use current folder’s path or type a completely different path. Forward slashes can be used for deep paths. The file name in link can also be changed to a different name. The file extension if any will be automatically appended.

- Added: Public links management feature. “Manage Public Links” menu item in the file context menu will allow editing and deleting existing public links for a certain file. “Manage Public Links” dialog will show a detailed list of public links with columns such as created by, hit count, last hit time, date created, date modified, expired and hit limit reached. This information will allow to locate and delete expired/unnecessary public links or change settings of used public links easily. Users will see only the direct links created by them and group managers will only see the direct links created by them or their group members. Administrators will see all the public links created for that file regardless of who created them.

- Added: A new section named “Public Links” is added to the administration page to allow Administrators to view and manage all public links at one place. This section will show application-wide public links meaning from all root folders and subfolders.
Cem Alacayir 1/23/2013 5:52 AM