Customizable "File Request" forms

YvesC shared this idea 2 years ago
Under Consideration

To support uploading files by our clients we look for:

@FileCloud Full User:

  • a “create file request” form in the WEB interface to easily configure the different options for a "file request"
  • adding custom message to inform the user/client to upload documents
  • possibility to sending e-mail form from the “create file request” - preferably customizable as with the other email templates
  • adding a customizable name for the person who is sharing (not to expose the internal naming in our filecloud instance)

@FileCloud guest user

a “file upload” form (for the client/user) that supports

  • configurable/customizable WEB form (eg our logo, background, …) – preferably configurable cf other templates
  • a text field where the user/person can/should enter his "name"
  • When files are uploaded, the “name” entered by the person uploading the documents is used to create a subfolder (in the folder for which a file request has been configured) in which his documents are stored/saved.

case: the subfolder feature is needed because we create a single corporate “file request” for a single client, but want different people to independently upload information/documentation – these people are unknown to us at the moment of the creation of the “file request”, since the people who upload are handled/defined within the company but may not have acces to each others documents (eg dept. HR, Finance, IT, ...)

Comments (5)


Thanks for posting your feature request! We will consider it.


I like everything that YvesC talks about above. Adding my two cents...

We moved away from a file upload web form on our website because:

  • we were getting junk (a new form should use captcha or similar)
  • sometimes didn't get the message there was a new file upload, and
  • when an upload was relevant, we still had to do forward or move the file.

We now email a shared FileCloud link to a public "upload only" folder.

  • We still have the same problem that we don't get notifications on new upload.
  • Another problem is the upload page has no branding. So the client is not sure that the page is ours.


@GregB Valid concerns. We are looking into improving notifications overall so there is more control.

We will also consider customization of the upload only form.


@Support : has the customization of the upload form been taken under consideration yet, eg branding and automatic creation of subfolders ?


We will consider improving this function for the subsequent releases.