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Public sharing in Alfresco Share. Direct-linking?

Question asked by simh on Feb 9, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 3, 2012 by david_ad
Hello everyone,
I am testing Alfresco community edition (4.0c) and I am wondering in there is a nice way to use it to share files with strangers who do not have an alfresco account. I wouls like to eliminate, or at least decrease, sending large files via email and provide people with links instead. Setting account for every person I am sending emails to is impossible. I am looking for something like a dropbox/wuala functionality in Alfresco.
What I tried is this: http://wiki.alfresco.com/wiki/URL_Addressability#Guest_Access but that works only in alfresco explorer and not share. Or am I wrong?
What I came up with, which I think would solve my problem at least partly, would be to add an option (maybe via shareable aspect?) to automatically add guest access and show a direct link converted to use the alfresco instead of share module? I guess this would have to be written in java but I have absolutely no idea how to achieve this. Any ideas? Maybe someone would be willing to write some plugin like that?
This guest access is also not ideal because as I tested it, it means that all shared files can be accessed via guest user, so recipient nr1 could possibly login as guest and find all files I have sent to other people, which is of course undesirable. Is there a way to overcome this?

I am new to Afresco, so I may make some fundamental errors in my reasoning - sorry for that :)
I hope what I wrote is easy to understand and that I am not the only one who is looking for that functionality so it can be implemented. Or, if I am missing something, please show me the way :)

best regards

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