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 Project Readme

Boxroom

Gem Version

This is a Rails engine built based on code of Boxroom project.

Features

It aims to be a simple interface for managing and sharing files in a web browser. It lets users

  • create folders
  • upload files
  • download files
  • share files
  • search folders and files
  • sort files and folders
  • notify by email when files in specific folders are created, updated or removed

Admins can:

  • manage users
  • manage groups
  • manage access permissions

Integrates with existing User model amd authentication system.

Boxroom

Install

  • add to Gemfile gem 'boxroom'
  • run rails boxroom:install:migrations
  • run rails db:migrate
  • mount engine in config/routes.rb
mount Boxroom::Engine => '/boxroom'

Config

  • Create config/initializers/boxroom.rb
Boxroom.configure do |config|
  config.site_name = 'Boxroom'
  config.logo = 'boxroom/logo.png'
  config.uploads_path = 'uploads'
  config.show_footer = true
  config.show_users = true
  config.show_groups = true
  config.show_settings = true
  config.show_shared_files = true
  config.show_search = true
  config.enable_notifications = true # notify by email when files in specific folders are created, updated or removed
end

Integrate with existing User model and authentication

  • Create config/initializers/boxroom.rb
Boxroom.configure do |config|
  config.current_user_method = 'current_user' # a method in your application, which returns authenticated User, Boxroom's authentication is disabled
  config.sign_in_path = '/login' # pass string to redirect unauthenticated user to
  config.sign_out_path = '/logout' # pass string to redirect to after sign out, '/dashboard' for example. Or it could be sign out page of you main app
end
  • add boxroom to your User model.
  • Remember you can provide User model methods names instead of fields names too. For example
# app/models/user.rb
class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  # :username and :email are attributes of User model
  boxroom name: :username, email: :email, is_admin: :is_admin? # all params are required
  
  def is_admin?
    email == 'admin@test.com' # Remember only 1 user can be a real admin
  end
end
  • if you modify your users without callbacks in any place you should also take care of boxroom_users table yourself.

Mail settings

Boxroom sends email on the following occasions:

  • When inviting new users
  • On a reset password request
  • When a file is shared

For the application to be able to send email, a few things have to be set up. Depending on the environment you're working in, either open config/environments/development.rb or config/environments/production.rb. Uncomment the following lines and fill in the correct settings of your mail server:

config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :smtp
config.action_mailer.smtp_settings = {
  address: 'mailhost',
  port: 587,
  user_name: 'user_name',
  password: 'password',
  authentication: 'plain'
}

Also uncomment the following and replace localhost:3000 with the host name the app will be running under:

config.action_mailer.default_url_options = { host: 'localhost:3000' }

Lastly, you have to choose the address emails will be sent from. You can do this by uncommenting and adjusting the following:

ActionMailer::Base.default from: 'Boxroom <yourname@yourdomain.com>'

Languages

Thanks to Rob Halff, Marcus Ilgner, Jessica Marcon, Arnaud Sellenet, Burnaby John and marcosantoniocaro Boxroom is now available in Dutch, German, Italian, French, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.

English is the default. To change the language, open config/application.rb and set the language you desire:

config.i18n.default_locale = :en # English
config.i18n.default_locale = :nl # Dutch
config.i18n.default_locale = :de # German
config.i18n.default_locale = :it # Italian
config.i18n.default_locale = :fr # French
config.i18n.default_locale = :'zh-CN' # Simplified Chinese
config.i18n.default_locale = :es # Spanish

It would be great to have many more languages. I am waiting for your pull requests.

Contributing and Development

Please feel free to leave an issue or PR.

  • Use docker-compose up -d to launch mailcatcher on http://localhost:1080
  • Update mail settings in config/environments/development.rb
config.action_mailer.raise_delivery_errors = true
config.action_mailer.perform_caching = false
config.action_mailer.perform_deliveries = true
config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :smtp
config.action_mailer.smtp_settings = {
  address: 'localhost',
  port: 1025
}
config.action_mailer.default_url_options = { :host => 'localhost:3000' }

ActionMailer::Base.default from: 'Boxroom <yourname@yourdomain.com>'

Testing

  • run migrations bin/rails db:migrate RAILS_ENV=test
  • run tests bin/rails test

License

The engine is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Roadmap:

  • support s3
  • batch actions
  • tag files
  • integrate with active_admin