Create WebDrive endpoint

Concepts

Creating a WebDrive endpoint will always make the Home folder available over the WebDAV protocol. A WebDrive endpoint URL looks like:

https://my-company.fileago.io/webdrive/john/

where my-company.fileago.io is your cloud workspace URL (or the server hostname, in case of FileAgo self-hosted setup), /webdrive/ indicates that this is a WebDrive URL, and john/ is the specific endpoint created by a user named John.

A user can create a WebDrive endpoint in order to export his Home folder and make it available over the WebDAV protocol. However, no other user will be able to directly access it because he/she will not have the permissions to access the Home folder of another user.

Likewise, a Group Admin can create a WebDrive endpoint to export the Home folder of a group and make it available over the WebDAV protocol. All members of the group will then be able to connect to the WebDrive endpoint using their own individual login credentials and access the data present in the Home folder of that group.

Although a WebDrive endpoint always points to the Home folder, there is no compulsion for a user to always connect to that top-level path only. If the user is aware of the folder structure, he can very well connect directly to an inside path using his WebDAV client.

Consider the following scenario:

Sue has shared the path Home/Presentations/Jan2021 with John. Sue has already created her WebDrive endpoint and shared the URL with John too.

But there is a catch! John do not have the permission to access Sue’s Home folder, so his attempts to connect to the WebDrive endpoint URL using his login credentials will fail. Instead, John should directly connect to the inner path https://acmeinc.fileago.io/webdrive/suehome/Presentations/Jan2021/ using his WebDAV client and access the contents of that folder.

Create WebDrive endpoint for user

A user can create WebDrive endpoint for his/her workspace in this way:

  • From top navigation bar on the Web Portal, click on the user name (top right corner), and then click on User Settings from the dropdown.
  • In the User Profile page, there is a section named WebDrive. Simply enter a valid name in order to create the WebDrive endpoint URL, and hit Create. The name should be alphanumeric (lower case only), and should not contain any spaces or other special characters.

Create WebDrive endpoint for group

A Group Admin can create WebDrive endpoint for a group workspace. In order to do that, follow these steps:

  • Switch to the desired group’s workspace by clicking on Groups from the top navigation bar, and then click on the group name from the dropdown.
  • On the left sidebar, click on About this group.
  • In the group info page, there is a section named WebDrive. Simply enter a valid name in order to create the WebDrive endpoint URL, and hit Create. The name should be alphanumeric (lower case only), and should not contain any spaces or other special characters.
  • If you wish to hide the WebDrive URL from other users in the group, uncheck the option Show endpoint URL to group members, or else other group members will be able to see the WebDrive endpoint URL when they browse to the group info page.

You can now go ahead and configure your WebDAV client to connect to the newly created WebDrive endpoint URL.