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Notification of access to links shared via Gmail

Post by Strontium00 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:02 pm

Hello,

I've had a search but can't find a solution to this requirement.

I've shared a password protected folder to a colleague, using the QNAP Gmail add on: https://www.qnap.com/en/how-to/tutorial ... s-add-on//

It's working fine, but I see no activity in the system or connection logs for my TS-453A when the folder is accessed. I'm guessing this is because it's shared via the myqnapcloud service? Is there a way to monitor activity in this shared folder? A notification would be even better, if that's an option.

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Re: Notification of access to links shared via Gmail

Post by dolbyman » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:41 pm

Be aware and afraid of the security implications, of exposing your NAS to the open internet

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Re: Notification of access to links shared via Gmail

Post by Strontium00 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:50 pm

dolbyman wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:41 pm
Be aware and afraid of the security implications, of exposing your NAS to the open internet
Yeah, I know thanks. It's only temporary and via a VPN. 🙂👍

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Re: Notification of access to links shared via Gmail

Post by dolbyman » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:15 pm

the gmail links to your exposed file station are via vpn ?

are you sure?

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Re: Notification of access to links shared via Gmail

Post by Strontium00 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:51 pm

Hi dolbyman,

Link created and shared via the application linked in the OP. A single password protected folder, my NAS is connected to web via VPN. Link only valid for a day.

All I need to do is share a few GB to an individual. My first plan was to use a 2 way sync via HBS3, to a Gdrive folder my colleague had shared with me. This didn't work as HBS couldn't see the shared folder as a target.

If the method I'm currently using is unsafe, I'd welcome any alternatives you can suggest.

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Re: Notification of access to links shared via Gmail

Post by dolbyman » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:16 am

It does not matter if the link is only valid for the day or only to one individual, the system that provides access to the files is insecure.

Where does the VPN connection come into play ? Because if you share these links you NAS is directly exposed.. and not only available via VPN.

Public file sharing should be done via a file hoster doropbox/onedrive/etc. You can even do a sync from NAS to File hoster with Hybridmount
https://www.qnap.com/en/software/hybridmount

Another alternative would be to setup a VPN account (done on router or dedicated appliance) for the individual to access your NAS from WAN.

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Re: Notification of access to links shared via Gmail

Post by Strontium00 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:18 am

Thanks, I'll look at those options. Any ideas on the original question?

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Re: Notification of access to links shared via Gmail

Post by dolbyman » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:21 am

If you want that feature, request it with QNAP. They do not come here, so you need to open a ticket.

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Re: Notification of access to links shared via Gmail

Post by Strontium00 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:23 am

Thanks.

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