When working with a lot of automated group shared directories it’s a bit messy that all new incoming shares for a user are going to be located within users root folder.
Is there a way or a plugin available, which allowes (by using some kind of configuration) automatically moving incoming shares for users (share via group) into a specific subfolder and not keep them on user’s root level?
More detailed explenation
Setup & Requirements
Think of Alice who is sharing 3 folders /project1-a, /project1-b and /project1-c right now with Bob via Group assignments. It is important to keep in mind, that Alice is doing this very often with a lot of folders, which means she is sharing eg. 150 directories with others (via groups) [R1]. As Bob is part of a lot of these groups, he has access to eg. 100 directories shared by Alice, some with read/write-access, some with read-access only [R2]. It is important for this use case, that Bob also receives shares from other users as well [R3]. Bob is accessing the files and directories only via a WebDav protocol [R4]. Alice is not creating the shares manually, but actually needs to use some HTTP-API provided by Nextcloud (for shares this is WebDAV and some nextcloud/owncloud specific sharing api /ocs/v2.php/apps/files_sharing/api/v1/) [R5]. As time passes, Alice will remove access for bob via shares for some folders, or change his permission to read access only.
At the moment, all new shares Bob receives appear in his root folder. So /project1-a, /project1-b and /project1-c will appear in his root folder besides all other shares possibly from other users.
In order to be able to keep overview on the files, the shares need to be structured in some kind of way. The most simply would be, that the shared directory are put inside a folder per owning user, so bob would have the directories project1-a, project1-b and project1-c put inside directory /alice on his root level (as full path, /alice/project1-a, /alice/project1-b, /alice/project1-c). This makes him able to easier distinguish by shares from different users (keep in mind he’s using webDAV, R4). [G1]
It would be even better for bob, if there would be a more complex ruleset on how these directories are organised available. So for example, as the directories shared right now have the same prefix project1 in common, they could be placed inside /alice/project1- (as full path, /alice/project1-/a, /alice/project1-/b, /alice/project1-/c). [G2]