Setting up File Resources

With the Hypersocket VPN or FTS servers you can access File Resources using your browser by setting up File Systems in the administration interface.

We currently support the following file systems on VPN:

  • Windows
  • Local (to the Hypersocket server)
  • FTP (both FTP and FTPS)
  • HTTP (both HTTP and HTTPS)
  • SFTP
  • Temporary

In addition to all of the above, the MFT product also supports Amazon S3 file systems.

Before setting up a resource, it is worth considering how your Virtual File System (VFS) will be presented to your users. If you are setting up more than one file resource, then it makes sense to mount each resource inside separate folders (even though you can mount multiple resources in one folder as detailed here).

To create a virtual folder, right click the root folder and select Create Virtual Folder.

Now right click the new untitled folder and click Rename. Type in the new name for the folder.

Now, we can mount a file system resource into this folder. Right click the folder and select Mount Files.

Depending on the type selected in the Scheme dropdown, different options will become available. In this example we will create a connection to a Windows share.

We want to share the UNC path \\PDC\Company.

Enter the Server name which will be the first element of the UNC path an in the Path field enter the remaining value i.e. in our case Company.

 

Next select the Credentials tab and enter any credentials required. If you want to pass-thru authentication so that the logged on users username and password are passed through use the variables provided by selecting the variable from the popup shown by click on on ${} at the end of the field.

 

 

Finally assign the resource to the Roles that you want to access this share.

 

Now click Create to create your resource. Your resource is now ready and available to the users assigned to the Roles you granted access.

 

Now, when a user logs on and navigates to My Resources->My Files, they will see this virtual folder. Clicking on this opens the file resource.

 

 

 

 

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