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.