Missing Guest app?

I tried it out and it basically works if you use the branch from the PR. You can find more information here:

Hello, do you have any news on this app? Thank you!

+1 for this, this would be very useful

Ping @jospoortvliet for an update.

any update on this please

i thought the latest version 12.05 would have it but it doesnt

any ETA please…

Hi,

I don’t know if this is a helpful idea, but are you aware of the possibility to create a user and set the Quota to 0?
I believe it was Nextcloud 12.0.0 when a Quota of 0 was out of the sudden not possible anymore (which was functioning as designed if I recall it correctly).
However I believe that was the time when a Guest app was very much needed/ appreciated.
Since 12.0.4 a Quota of 0 is again possible and you are actually able to create that kind of Guest account that way. I’m not sure if a guest app is still needed then.

The user with Quota 0 can do pretty much everything on the your server, what you allow him to, except store data within his own space.

The idea would be then:

  • create user with Quota of 0 bytes
  • put him in a new group (e.g. “guest” or “limited”)
  • specify the apps you want to allow the “guest” to use, by adding the group “guest”/ “limited” as enabled groups for these apps (that actually have the option to limit its usage to groups)
  • if you want these guest users to provide some data to you, share a folder with write permissions with him

Maybe this helps (as long as the guest app is not available).

Any news on this?
We come from MicroFocus Filr, and from what I understand, the Guests app would make Nextcloud work in a similar way (user shares via mail, guest must register with his mail address and can then use the desktop client). This is the one Filr feature I’m missing desperately.
Regards
Uwe