AeroFS now supports Owners, Editors, and... Viewers!

08 Oct 2013 by Yuri Sagalov

A commonly requested feature for AeroFS is the ability to designate some members of a shared folder as "read-only" members. They should be able to view, download, and receive updates to a document, but should not be able to modify it (a common use case is sharing read-only documents such as contracts with a vendor).

As of version 0.4.122, AeroFS now supports this feature! When sharing a folder with someone through AeroFS, there are now three different role types: Owner, Editor, and Viewer.

Owner, Editor, Viewer roles

Owner: This is the role that has the highest level permissions, and is usually the person who created the shared folder. As the owner, the person can:

  • Invite new members to the folder
  • Change any member's role in that folder
  • Make changes to the contents of the shared folder (download and upload files to and from the folder)

Editor: This person was invited by the Owner of the shared folder and is able to:

  • Make changes to the contents of the shared folder (download and upload files to and from the folder)

Viewer: This person was invited by the Owner of the shared folder and has the lowest access level. Viewers can:

  • Download files made by other members in shared folders

Feel free to try it out for yourself, or take a look at the following support articles for more information:

Owners, Editors and Viewers

Designate roles to members of a shared folder

Happy Syncing!

Yuri & The AeroFS Team