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Configuring file transfers to or from a FotoWeb server

Connect can use a search in a FotoWeb archive as an input for a channel. This is done in much the same way as setting up a regular local or network server. Connect can also deliver files to the FotoWeb upload module as a destination.

Creating a FotoWeb server connection

To configure the basic parameters for the FotoWeb server, go to the Servers tab in the Connect configuration and click on the Plus icon to set up a new FotoWeb server connection. You will be asked to specify a few general settings for the server before you can add archive searches to it.

Name: Type in a short, descriptive name for the server

Description: If you would like to add a longer server description, this can be done here.

Protocol: Click on the Drop-down list to expand it and choose FotoWeb.

Host name: Type in the host name of the FotoWeb server here.

Authentication: Type in the username and password required to log on to the FotoWeb server. These user credentials will control which archives you are allowed to access when adding a search input to the server. It also affects the way FotoWeb handles storing of files that are uploaded from Connect.

Protocol settings: By default the Archive Agent communication with FotoWeb runs on port 80 using an unsecured HTTP connection.  However, you can also choose to use a secure, encrypted connection (SSL), in which case you simply tick that option here. Secure communications use port 443.

Test connection: Having configured all of the above settings, clicking on this button will attempt to connect to the FotoWeb server and verify the user credentials.

What's next?

Next, you'll have to choose between using a FotoWeb archive search as a source from which files will be downloaded, or as a destination for sending files to.

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