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I need a cheap way to share out our company manual pdf file.  Is there some sort of way I could setup a free website or hosted solution that will force the user when they go to the site to enter in a username and password to access the site.  I then want the  company manual pdf to be viewable but not be allowed to be deleted or edited.  We have a website but the people that host it are terrible at helping out with this.  I can't figure out how to add a username and password to a tab on the website.  Any cheap options to do this?  How about a NAS on our network that users outside the network could access with username and password?
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Dropbox.com   <-- easiest way I know

A free account gets you ~5GB of storage and you can share a link for the PDF that way.  You can specifiy it is read only when you share the file (or a folder).
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I don't want to send everyone a link they need to keep.  Unless I'm misunderstanding you.  This is a file that 300 people will need to access.  I need a username and password to access the file.
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I still think DropBox can do that, but not 100% sure and can't access my account from my work pc :-(

A NAS with the right software would indeed allow this, but seems overly complicated.  I'll try to look at DropBox from home tonight, but not certain I will be able to get it done this evening.  Feel free to click the request attention link if I don't get back with you soon enough.
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Just wanted to advise that I was unable to get to the task last night, sorry.
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I will try and do this with a NAS I have.
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