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What is team lima's target date to implement multi-user & multi-lima functionality

Dear All @ team lima,

Multiuser and multilima are two key features that were promised during the campaign, albeit without a delivery date. Since things are moving along, now is the time to enquire about when these promised features will be delivered. (note I use linux, but of course this should be available on every supported platform, including linux).

One of the key use cases for me is to manage my family storage requirements, which means:

1st Lima in home A, 2nd Lima in home B - connected only via the Internet (no direct link).

Home A has users a, b, and c. Home B has users d, e and f.

Each user has their own access, their own folders, with their own encryption so no other user can read their files.

Lima A and Lima B are replicated to the identical, so if one fails (or more to the point one HD fails) the other Lima can be used by both homes seamlessly.

Users a, b and d share a folder encrypted with a key known to the three of them but not the same as any of the private keys. (any user can decide to create such a shared folder, keeping control of who has read or write access, the creator remains the admin of the folder - the owner of the lima device may enable or disable those features or limit quotas - but if enabled, the lima owner, if not one of the named users of that share, will not be able to access decrypted files on that share).

All users share a folder and encryption key to share files between themselves (another example of the case above).

Lastly any user can set-up a public folder that can be accessed from the net with control over subfoders to enable guests or other known users to deposit files in a given subfolder dedicated to them.

This last point could possibly do with expanding, (file size quotas, write only folders maybe...).

Anyhow I am very interested in the proposed timeline for these multi-user multi-lima features.

Best regards,


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multi-user is the top of demands/proposal from clients or customers who hasn't decided yet they will buy. I will not buy 10 lima and 10 harddrives to have backup and storage for 5 family members.


We need multi-user support!!


Hi everyone!

Let us wish you a Merry and Happy New Year, as well as all the best in 2018!

Thank you all, for sharing together, keeping active here, and being a part of our Lima family!

Regarding the multiple user account, please note that Lima should only be used for one person only.

You'll find some explanations below which will help you to understand better how Lima connects your devices in a secure way.

The first time you install your Lima hardware at home, you’ll have to associate it to a Lima User you’ll create. The Lima User is then used by all your devices to connect to each other and create your own private network constituted by your own machines. Then, all your devices talk to each other. Your data and your user credentials remain inside your own Lima User private network at any time.

Our goal is to reduce as much as possible all interactions with our servers. Currently we need the Lima servers for this purpose:

- Installation

- Notifying your Lima of auto-updates

- Serving as a proxy when your devices really can’t connect to each other (we plan to make that feature removable).

Since Lima will ultimately give you the possibility to collect all the files of your different devices, it will mean that everything will be in sync, which is something you don't really want with multiple users.

Moreover, you cannot really exclude certain folders for now. But we see that people might be interested in such feature. We will think about it.

Thank you all for your ideas and feedback!

Have a great day,