The Rsync access method

Non-secure Rsync relies on a unique password you establish to validate access.

This tab allows you to enable the use of non-secure Rsync with the upload account. Use your password with each Rsync-based command line call to obtain access.

Are you trying to incorporate secure Rsync?

If you wish to incorporate Rsync via a Secure Shell (SSH) connection, this tab is not used. You must generate an SSH key and apply it using the SSH and Aspera tab.

How to add an Rsync password

To use this tab to add a (non-secure) Rsync password for access, perform the following:
  1. From the Access Methods options, click the Rsync tab.
  2. Click "+Add Rsync Password".
  3. Populate the fields as follows:
    • Rsync Password: Input a properly formatted password value.
    • Confirm Password: Input the exact same value set in the Rsync Password field.
    • Notes: This is an optional field. Input any password-related information you feel is relevant in this field. Potential hints for the Rsync Password can be set here.
    Note: If you are also incorporating FTP, the Rsync Password must be different than what you've set for the FTP Password.
    CAUTION: Take care if using the Notes field to input a "password hint." Only input information that may help in recognizing this value. (Ensure that you don't input anything that may easily give up this value.)
  4. Click the Add Rsync Password button to complete the process, and reveal an entry for the new password in the FTP Authentication table.
  5. If desired, repeat Steps 2 - 4 to add an additional password. Repeat as necessary to add more passwords.

Use your access method

You can use this new access method once your upload account changes have propagated. View the NetStorage User Guide - Access Methods topic for usage examples and limitations.