My ultimate goal is to have a folder where users on my domain can plop a large file that needs to be sent to a client and then email a link to download said file. It can be assumed that the file is to large to email.
With that said I am aware of publishing a Sharepoint site to do this, however my general feeling is that might be more involved than I need to get.
What I've done so far is made a folder and shared it. Created a website in IIS with its home directory as the shared folder. If I allow anonymous connections the site works great and users can see all the files in the directory via IE. I worry that this is a bit insecure though and dont particularly like the idea of having files "out there" for anybody to see.
With that said, I would like to provide a generic login (which the password will be periodically changed) that can be given to clients along with a link to restrict access to the folder to only authorized users. Again, with security in mind I would like not to have to create a full blown user in AD/SBS because I really only need to provide authentication to this single website.
What would be the best way of going about this?
I am looking for the best combination of security and simplicity. If Sharepoint really is the best way to do this please feel free to explain why.