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Group Policy - Home Folder and Active Directory Users

When adding users from an Active Directory (AD) connection, you can take advantage of the Home Folder setting in a user's AD Profile settings.  First you must connect your Tenant to their AD. To take advantage of this Home Folder setting, do not add the user to the Tenant before setting up the AD side . Also make sure the Group Policy settings are adjusted before adding as well. Click "Edit" and enter your Domain Controller or LDAP Server Address (myhost:389). Enter your AD admin credentials. "APPLY" these settings. Now make sure you have content for this user in a local network location so it can be connected to that user's AD properties. Now make sure your AD properties for this user are setup to take advantage of the Home Directory option. In the user's properties choose the Profile tab. Notice that I have the Profile tab active, and in the Home Folder settings for this user, I've entered a network location of their cont

Build 9.9.5832 (September 17, 2018)

What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below... CentreStack : 9.9.5801.41990  |   Widows Client : 9.9.2612.42039  |   Mac Client : 9.9.42000 (no change) Fix AD user query issue when add user in Team Folder Collaborator and Folder Permissions Enhance cluster manager web UI Enhance Centrestack security with penetration test and fixes Enhance request file UI from web portal, on IE11 Add Audit Trace when public link expires When server agent attaches local folder in web based Management Console, can attach share from local network Enhance folder listing on server agent published CIFS share Enhance syncing local file to cloud in windows client/server agent Enhance attached folder scanning, when there are long paths on the source Enhance copying file to shared folder in windows client Find out more about CentreStack at

Use Case Tip - Sharing with Guests - Full Control

Giving a Guest User Edit Control of Your File(s) When you need an outside user (guest) to edit a file for you, it's easy to provide access to that file. However, sharing a file by itself does not give you the expected result. Share Options - Edit/Full-Control Access When you share a file, the guest user can view the file, and depending on your share settings, they can download for editing as well. Don't Do This - Share a Folder Instead But when they attempt to drag-and-drop the file back into the tenant "File Browser", they won't have access. In order for them to have the ability to update a file and automatically update it when they close the editor, the file must be contained within a folder that you have shared. This gives them the appropriate level of access necessary to make updates. Follow these steps to share a file for editing with a guest user: Create a folder Put the file(s) you want to share into that folder Share the folder with

Single Sign-On (SSO) Using Azure Active Directory

Single Sign-On is available using SAML authentication. There are two parties involved in this function. One is the IdP (the identity provider) The other is SP (service provider) A user will be registered with the identity provider and use the service from service provider. The setup described here will allow the service provider (the Cluster Server) to get access to credentials from the identity provider. In the following example, we use a public IdP (i.e., AzureAD), and the SP will be the Cluster Server. This can also be accomplished with a different IdP provider. In a multi-tenant Cluster Server deployment each tenant may want to have its own SSO service. Therefore, the Single Sign On is a per-tenant setting. Step 1: Register the Cluster Server at IdP Login as the Tenant Admin and navigate to Group Policy > Account & Login > Single Sign On. IdP will need to register the Cluster Server as a service provider (SP) by importing the SP’s meta data. You will find the

Build 9.9.5801 (September 17, 2018)

What's new in this week's CentreStack Release? Check out the details below... CentreStack : 9.9.5801.41990  |   Widows Client : 9.9.2605.41983  |   Mac Client : 9.9.42000 Enhance inplace versioning support in S3 Enhance Azure support with protection for duplicate file/folder issues Enhance tenant manager when there are many tenants Enhance windows client access to team folder when user has full access on child folder, but no permission on the parent Enhance large file upload when you "attach share" in server agent in proxied mode Enforce license when convert guest user to native user Enhance file saving in windows client Display windows client version in windows client systray menu Support MacOS Mojave Find out more about CentreStack at

Accessing, Modifying (Editing), and Removing Shares

Your users can share anything with outside users, unless certain limits are in place through Group Policy settings. The video below shows you how to get access to your shares so they can be modified. It also covers how you can eliminate shares that you no longer want to be available. It also demonstrates how users can access their shares one-by-one or all at once. If a user wants to modify a share, they should set their view to "List" mode and then click the "Share" icon from the icon list on the item row...  ...or by right-clicking the item and choosing the "Share" icon from the pop-up context menu. After clicking the "Share" icon they can begin the modification process by clicking the "Shared with people" icon at the bottom-left of the window. The user can access all their shares by clicking the "Show/Hide Info Panel" button (1) on the bottom right of their File Browser. Then select the "Sharing and