I have a couple of power users who develop front-end QVW applications. They need to somehow upload their applications to our server so regular end users can view them from AccessPoint. The issue is the power users are external to our organization so I can't just give them free reign to our server via Remote Desktop Connection or anything like that. I'm wondering if anybody else has a similar situation and how you addressed it? The only idea I had would be to setup an FTP system where these users could transfer files between their computers and the QV documents directory on the server.
Re: How to enable users to upload QVW files to server
What do you mean by "move it"? My thought was I could give the users access to our UserDocs directory, and they could just copy files there when needed. They would just be updating existing QVWs, not creating new ones. All these files are scheduled for hourly reload, so if they uploaded a new version, it would be reloaded within the hour.
There are risks with this approach obviously - if they overwrote something by accident and lost the correct production version, or if they changed something that broke the reload process, or if they DID upload a new file and expect it to just work, which it wouldn't until I setup user permissions and reload schedule. Just thinking through the options...