Mapping Local Drives to SynaMan

Starting version 4.7, users can map a local drive from any computer to SynaMan. This document contain step by step instructions to map drives on Windows and Mac OS X.

Prerequisites

Drive mapping is turned off by default. To enable this feature:
  • Log in as admin to your SynaMan's web interface
  • Click Configuration and then select the Security tab
  • Check Allow Mapped Drives
  • Restart SynaMan

Mapping Drive on Microsoft Windows

  • Open Windows File Explorer, select This PC, click the right mouse button and select Map network drive... from the pop-up menu. See image below.


  • The following screen will prompt you for connection parameters. Definition of each field is described in the table below. If checked, Windows will attempt to create this map next time you sign-in.
    Field NameDescription
    Drive
    FolderThis 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: https://files.yourcompany.com/wd
    Reconnect at sign-in
    Connect using different credentialsCheck this option
    See image below.


  • Finally,

Security Precautions

Additional HTTP methods are enabled in the HTTP server, such as PUT, DELETE and others, 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 GET and POST when this feature is not enabled. Although providing these methods does open up your doors in a web server that can be misused, SynaMan takes appropriate measures to mitigate this risk. For example:

  • IP gets blocked if incorrect password attempts are detected
  • IP gets blocked if an unexpected method is used against a URL. For example, using a PUT method again a resource that could only be accessed via GET will result in getting the client's IP blocked

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