We're looking for the best approach (Linux, VMware appliance, etc) to sharing files over the web based on file structure.
We have files which are output in a structure by another program, e.g.
/mnt/invoices/folder/CLIENT1/PROJECTX/WORKTICKET1. For this example, let's say there are invoices generated at each level of the folder structure. We were wondering if there was an easy way to "share" these files over HTTP/S (preferably with a web front-end for the client) that is password-secured. We don't want to have to add users for every single instance, but rather have some mechanism for auto-generating default accounts (with the ability to add new ones later) or auto-generate "registration tokens" so they can register with their own email addresses or something like that.
We also have another directory,
/mnt/files/... structured in the same way. It's not a must, but if these could also be tied into the same accounts that would be great (they might contain msc. office docs/pdfs/etc).
Even if it had to read a TXT/XML file, I don't mind writing something like that out since we already have ClientIDs/other keys from our CMS/CRM.