Starting version 4.7, users can map a local drive from any computer over the Internet to a remote SynaMan server. This document contain step by step instructions for mapping drives on Windows and/or Mac OS X over the Internet.
Drive mapping is turned off by default. Follow the instructions below to enable this feature.
|Drive||Select available drive letter|
|Folder||This must be the URL of your SynaMan server. Windows require you use HTTPS. It will not be able to
connect if you use HTTP. Additionally, the URL must end with a /wd. For example:
|Reconnect at sign-in||If checked, Windows will attempt to create this map next time you sign-in.|
|Connect using different credentials||Check this option|
This feature is only available when using HTTPS. SynaMan will deny connections attempts over HTTP since that channel is not encrypted. This is done to avoid sending user credentials in clear. Although you can change this behavior by following directions below, we strongly recommend not using HTTP.
Create a file called
$INSTALL_DIR\config\AllowUnsecureMappedDrives.txt to allow connections over HTTP.
For added security, you can restrict mapped drives from certain IP addresses. To do that, create a new file called
$INSTALL_DIR/config/MappedDriveAllowedIP.txt and enter the IP addresses you want to allow. Connections from
any other IP will be denied.
Additional HTTP methods are enabled in the web server, such as
DELETE, which are not enabled
otherwise. Because of these additional method, some of the web testing tools may flag SynaMan as using methods
that should be disabled.
The only available HTTP methods are
POST when this feature is not enabled. Although providing additional methods
does open extra doors in a web server that can be misused, SynaMan takes appropriate measures to mitigate this risk. For example:
PUTmethod against a resource that could only be accessed via
GETwill result in getting the client's IP blocked
By default, the Windows operating system does not allow downloading larger than 50MB files. This value is often very small for most users. Unfortunately, the only way to bypass this limit is to configure the machine where the drive is mapped using the following steps:
Regeditin the Run window.
FileSizeLimitInByteson the right hand side.
Decimalis selected for Base and enter 4294967295 for the value. This will modify the maximum size to 4GB. Unfortunately, since this is a 32bit integer, you cannot specify a larger value. See image below