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Allow unsupported attachment file types
Allow unsupported attachment file types

Learn how to white-list file extensions

Updated over a week ago

By default, Sleekplan enables users to upload .jpg, .jpeg and .png files attached to their posts and comments. As an administrator, you have the additional capability to include .gif files in your changelog updates. However, other file types are not supported by default.

Depending on your business needs, you might require users to upload other types of files such as PDFs, videos, or text files. Sleekplan provides the flexibility to add file extensions to the whitelist, allowing users to upload these additional file types.

How to Allow Unsupported File Types

  1. Navigate to Settings: Go to Settings > General > Uploads Direct Link.

  2. Understanding Security Risks: Before proceeding, it's essential to acknowledge the security risks associated with allowing custom file types. Enable the toggle to confirm your understanding.

  3. Add File Extensions: In the provided text field, enter a comma-separated list of file extensions you wish to allow. For example: .pdf, .csv, .txt.

Make sure to include a dot (.) before each extension.

Important Considerations

  • Security: While Sleekplan offers flexibility in allowing custom file types, it's crucial to prioritize security. We strongly recommend only accepting file types necessary for your business operations.

  • Compressed Files: Accepting compressed files can potentially include file types not explicitly listed. Exercise caution when allowing compressed formats.

  • Unsupported File Types: Certain file types pose a higher risk for malware and malicious content. These files are explicitly unsupported and cannot be allowed in any workspace. Here is a list of unsupported file types:

ade, adp, apk, app, appx, appxbundle, bat, cab, chm, cmd, com, cpgz, cpl, diagcab, diagcfg, diagpack, dll, dmg, ex, ex_, exe, hta, img, inf, ins, iso, isp, jar, jnlp, js, jse, lib, lnk, mde, mht, mjs, msc, msi, msix, msixbundle, msp, mst, nsh, pif, ps1, psc1, psm1, psrc, reg, scr, sct, settingcontent-ms, shb, sys, vb, vbe, vbs, vhd, vxd, webp, wsc, wsf, wsh, xll

By following these steps, you can enhance the functionality of Sleekplan by allowing unsupported file types as attachments to posts and comments. Prioritize security while configuring file extensions, and ensure that only necessary file types are permitted within your workspace. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team for assistance.

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