Under Consideration

Multi-account > make Lima work for multiple users

Hello Everyone,

The community has identified several use cases where Lima would benefit from being multi-user:

  • Have a Lima device shared by a whole family with a separate account for each family member
  • Handle several Lima accounts on a single family computer
  • Handle several Lima accounts on a shared family tablet
  • Handle 2 accounts to have a personal and a professional Lima space.

Right now, you can only use one Lima device per person, and have multiple Lima accounts on a single family computer if you use different sessions (one session per user). Enabling you to use several Lima accounts on a single tablet is also something that we plan to do in the near future, as tablets are often shared between multiple people.

Making the Lima device itself multi-user is something that we’re thinking of and that we ultimately want to do, but it’s a long-term focus. We want to make the experience as awesome as possible for a single user before proceeding to several users per Lima.

Elodie

Comments (10)

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Hi Elodie.

It would be great if your team could prioritise this new functionality. It's a feature that would make the lima a much better device. The software part is just as important as the device itself.

BR

Bogdan

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Great to see this being addressed; however I fear that many early adopters may be pretty fed up to realise that what they considered to be a "version 1 feature" is now being described as a long-term focus!

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Yes, multiple users for 1 Lima would be what our community needs.

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I'd like to be able to have other members of my family have their phones connected for media access and basic backup, but multiple users on one device isn't a concern for me. In fact, I'm not sure how the idea of having multiple accounts on a tablet (an iPad at least) would work! Those devices are pretty much 100% single-user account systems even if they're used by multiple people; the photo archive, mail account and so on all revolves around one 'logical' user.

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It's not multiple accounts on your mobile device; it's multiple accounts on the Lima. As in: your phone, your wifes phone and your kids and dog's tablets on the Lima, all seperate accounts with their own data.

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Yeah, that's what I'd like. I was reacting specifically to "Handle several Lima accounts on a shared family tablet", which certainly isn't how iOS works and I don't think is how any other current tablet-specific OS works either. But again, yeah, multiple device accounts on one Lima would be nice, if/when the more ground-level things get sorted out.

:)

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As I have mentioned earlier in my 1st feedback ticket in here, (I'm new since today), I have experimented and even managed to upload from my wife's mobile unit with some pics saved on her WApp account, while I did several too on my own Foto Album within the Android Tablet. It worked!!!

Try it out yrself, no need to re-evaluate, you bought and got yrself a GREAT deal without question regardless of the tweakings needed which are still ongoing to improve many and much more weak areas on this setup service on Lima Cloud.

I wanted to have a NAS set up since 2009 but never got round to it due to too many conflicting opinions and advices and even though the pricing was gradually reducing, the bulky set-up option dissuaded me altogether and there was no real priority as yet.

It paid off with the prudent patience held out this long and it was WORTH the procrastination and what an affordable easy solution even for my Dummy Experience level with computers at my age of 64 y. o.

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It would be very important multi-user option, a serious option low one direction to apply passwords to folders. Any alternative that allows sharing by several members of a family the device while maintaining the privacy of each

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I recognize the Lima team feels multiple users to one Lima is a bit of a large step. Perhaps there's a middle ground that could be done quickly with file permissions, one direction of the sync engine, and a few small changes to the client app.

For example, my main use of the Lima is to manage large amounts of media. I'm totally OK with my family having read-only access to movie and music content that I load onto the drive. This would be like a single "read-only" guest account. All of my family/team members would log in with the same user/password in the app. The app would recognize "guest" status and limit all activity to read-only for the top level directories identified by me through my client (i.e., Movies, Music, etc). Since the app would be the same as the current one, they could still play content and store files offline without messing up my main account. The next level would be to add Private subdirectories which would only be accessible from the main account. I love my kids, but they are definitely not old enough for the Matrix.

This type of read-only guest account would allow many of us to have some multi-user capability while waiting for a full implementation.

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This was my reason to purchase the unit as i thought the basic concept of file sharing for a cloud drive was a must!