The Root Directory

Learn about the root directory in Couchdrop.

The root directory in Couchdrop is a key security mechanism.

When users are added, you must choose a root directory. The root directory in Couchdrop behaves a bit like the home directory in a unix environment with a couple of caveats.

  • Users cannot navigate outside the root directory

  • Users can only see paths relative to the root directory

  • The true location of the root directory is hidden

  • Users can share the same root directory

Root directories can have permissions to give added controls.

  • Read only users: Can only download and view content in directory

  • Write only users: Users can only upload files to the directory, they cannot view existing files or folders

Example Root Directory:

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