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Q: Sharing documents

We have a need to share some documents among many people - all MIT people - but I don't want to give them access to a folder on our service. Does MIT have any sort of service that will allow sharing of files easily?

Option 1: Set up a directory in AFS

You can set up a directory in an AFS (Athena) locker to be viewable via, only to particular people (either via a list of usernames or a moira group), authenticating via their MIT Certificates - instructions on doing so are here:

Option 2: Set up a wiki

Another alternative is a wiki on, which you can also configure the permissions of, to give permissions to a list of email addresses (including non-MIT users, via Touchstone) or a moira group.

You can sign up for a wiki here:

If you have questions about either of these options, you can email and we'd be happy to help you.


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December 26, 2012

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