I don't remember if a "user" can have the feature of downloading a file.
but anyway, you can easily change this and allow a user to have this feature....
it is done for admin : change the security thing so the user role is also allowed.
and read the doc : all is there...
the user doc is more on "how to use the cms"
the reference doc is more on "how to change thing in the code, program new things etc..."
you may look at Alfresco.
it is a very powerfull CMS.
I like it... but as it is powerfull, it is also more complex to get in and configure it.
for one of my portlet, I use the JBoss Portal CMS... and with a few home made features, it is enough.
so it depends on what you need.
Thanks for the help, but i don't think that's what i'm looking for.
What i would like to achieve is a portlet with a file explorer look, a user or even a guest could navigate through the contents of the CMS and download them.
But nothing else, no options to create folders or upload files, that would be up to the admin or some power users using the management portlet. I suppose theres nothing like this already available then?