Upload Accounts

How an Upload Account is used

You use an upload account to access a specific storage group. This is done by associating it with an upload directory that is set up in the storage group, then assigning it an access method. Access methods are used to define how you want the upload account to access a storage group. An upload account can have multiple access methods assigned. Each storage group can have one or more upload accounts configured for access, allowing you to vary how your individual users interact with that storage group.

What can I do with my Upload Accounts in the NetStorage Groups UI?

You can create a new upload account, as well as view and edit your existing accounts. At a minimum, an upload account is comprised of the following settings:

Note: Each storage group comes with a single, default upload account. During creation of this storage group, you can work with your Account Representative to define desired settings for the account.
  • An Upload Account "Name": This is also referred to as the account's "Id" or "username."
  • Technical Contacts: This is one or more individuals used for contact purposes for the account.
  • A Default Upload Directory: This targets an upload directory in the desired storage group to establish a desired default destination for your uploads. (It can be the actual upload directory "root," or you can establish a sub-directory off of this root.)
  • Access Methods and Authentication Settings: You enable and disable various protocols and authentication methods that you use to access the associated storage group. This includes the following:
    • Specific Transfer Protocols: FTP, Rsync, Secure Shell, etc.
    • File Manager: This is a Control Center-based UI that allows access to your NetStorage storage groups.
    • The HTTP API: This is an Application Programming Interface that allows you to interact with your content in your Storage Groups.
  • Read/Write Access Status: You can determine if the upload account can access the storage group to write (upload) or just view its contents.
  • Accessible Directories/Sub-directories: As an advanced setting, you can specifically label which directories and subdirectories are accessible to the account.