I'm interested in incorporating a feature on my website, but I'm not sure if there are any services that provide what I'm trying to do. I've researched several options but can't find an exact match.

I have a client portal where clients can log in and, along with a few other features, have the ability to upload and view their documents. Admins can log in and view documents assigned to any particular user, and upload files for that user.

I would like to know if there's any Dropbox/Box/SharePoint type collaboration tool where a user can upload files which would go to a folder created based on their username, and whose service has a feature where the files can be accessible via desktop. Ex: John Smith uploads some pictures, which go to /docs/jsmith1. Any documents in that folder are viewable on the website, but also sync with a folder on the desktop.

Box has the closest thing I can find, but I don't see the ability to automatically create a folder by user.


  • So admins should have access to all users' folders? Probably this feature could be added to your website. Maybe one could install a dropbox client on your server or use dropbox' api. My e-mail address is on my blog. – chris Mar 31 '18 at 17:11
  • @chris Yeah, admin should have access to all users folders. A folder would be created when a new user is added to the database. That user could only see their folder. I'm not familiar with APIs at all. I'll have to look into that. I'll shoot you an email. Thanks! – mike437 Apr 1 '18 at 1:36

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