Confluence: Result of placing a link to a folder on a server share if user has not access to the server share?

What would be the result if I placed a link to a folder on a server share for user that did not have access to that server share? Would the user receive an error telling them that they did not have access?

What is the result of placing a URL to a folder on a server share if the server share is not on the same network as the instance of Confluence? Would using an https URL for that folder change the behavior?

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The link you've placed is interpreted by the client machine - i.e. the browser on the users machine.

If that machine cannot access the server share for some reason (including the user not having rights), then their machine will tell them it can't find the file to open.

The important thing here is to think about what system is serving up the attachment and how. If it's via Confluence (i.e. an attachment), then Confluence permissions apply. A link is handled by your network and user-client, so the permissions the user/machine has over the network applies.

Https will make no difference, you're still passing a (network) link to the client, not a file via Confluence.

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