HTTPS – Share and Receive files

With ProVide it is easy to share files with friends and co-workers in a safe and secure way using URL-links

Select a file and create a download link or select a folder and create an upload link. Then simply send the link to those you want to give upload or download access to. They will not even need an account on the server!.

How people solved it in the old days, before ProVide: external link to xkcd strip 949.


  • Sharing – create a secure download link for direct download access to a file via HTTPS
  • Receiving – create a HTTPS link to one you your folders for others to use for secure uploading
  • Time limited and/or password secured download and upload links

It has never been easier to share your own files in a safe and secure way. Select the file you want to share and then click the Share button and you have created a download link. Just send the link to your co-worker or friend and they can download the file in any browser on any platform – just a click away with no special client software requirements. Same thing with receiving files into folders; select the folder and click Receive. The link leads to an upload page. You no longer need to attach large files to e-mails or use external services such as Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive or Google Drive to distribute files or let people upload files to you. On top of that; thanks to HTTPS all file transfers are automatically encrypted. For increased security, it is also possible to put a time limit, an expiration date, on sharing and receiving links.

Sharing and receiving is seamlessly integrated with the user settings and trigger appropriate events to use with proactive and reactive scripts. For example download/upload quotas are handled automatically by the server and you can for instance use scripts to invoke virus checks on files received from receiving links.


To access the HTTP settings you need to login on the web based Admin interface with an account that has Admin privileges then in the top menu you click on HTTP.

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