How do I limit the type of files that users can upload?

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Melissa Cheater

28 Sep, 2010 05:42 PM

We would like to limit the types of files that can be uploaded to Cascade - preferrably implemented so that some users/groups/roles can have more freedom than others.

There is the File Type Limit plugin - but this would be time consuming to add to all of our asset factories, and to remember to add to all new asset factories, as well as any time a change is needed, we would have to again go through all of these asset factories and update.

Thank you,


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tim on 28 Sep, 2010 06:08 PM

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    Hi Melissa,

    The File Limit Plug-in was created specifically for this scenario as you mentioned. It is the only way to prevent users from uploading certain types of files at the current time.

    You mentioned that you are looking to make it so that certain users/groups/roles have more freedom than others when it comes to uploading certain files. This could be done by applying the plug-in to an Asset Factory, then limiting which groups have the ability to use that particular Asset Factory (via the Applicable Groups field).

    Hope this helps.

  2. 2 Posted by Cheater, Meliss... on 28 Sep, 2010 06:47 PM

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    The File Limit Plugin is not a feasible solution for us, for the reasons mentioned in our post. We need a way to set a default set of permitted file types, and then a way to allow specific users/groups/roles to have additional file types available to them.

    I guess I will add this to Cascade Ideas?

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Tim [mailto:[email blocked]]
    Sent: September-28-10 2:11 PM
    To: Cheater, Melissa
    Subject: Re: How do I limit the type of files that users can upload? [Installation and System Configuration]

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tim on 28 Sep, 2010 06:51 PM

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    Sure thing! Always feel free to add new ideas to our Idea Exchange.

  4. Tim closed this discussion on 28 Sep, 2010 06:51 PM.

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