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Hyve Managed Hosting SFTP Web Interface – Tutorial


Hi my name is Jack and today we’re going to be walking through the new SFTP web interface. Once our support engineer set up your SFTP server they’ll also install the new web interface, which allows you to manage your files through a web browser so you can actually view your files, download and even upload new files to the server. Your support engineer will give you a URL which you can access the web application, so head to that first off and we can then enter the details to access your files. So let’s start by logging in. So enter your user name in the field and your secure password. After you’ve done this, click login and you’ll now see the main screen. So let’s start with the top bar here so you can see your username, which is the same one as you logged in with and next to that is your host name which will be provided by the engineer, and then next to that is a message display if your files are being encrypted at rest. If they’re not you can contact your account manager afterwards. You can also see two buttons in the top right which is change password and then next that is logout which we’ll do after your sessions finished. So let’s start by changing password. So on this screen you’ll see three fields which is old password, new password and verify password. Enter the fields and then after you are done, press change password and this will actually change on the server and be your new web interface login. So let’s go back to the main screen and see some more features. So the second bar from top, we’ll start from the left, you can see here that you can create new folders on the server so let’s go ahead and enter a name and click create and this will now create a folder on the server. As you can see here it’s now been created and you’ll also get a message displayed at the bottom to confirm this has been created on the server. To the right of the create button you’ll see the path which is where the files and folders are stored in the server. As you change folder systems this will update with the new folder name, you can go backwards and forwards based on where you are in the file system. To the right of this button is an upload files button which we’ll come on to in a second and the last item on this bar for the far right is the order button where you can change date sending, size ascending, so let’s go ahead and select size ascending. So let’s go ahead and upload a file. If you now select upload files button you’ll get a modal pop-up appear, you can now press browse onto your system and select a file and this will upload to your web interface. You can see the status of this by a green or red icon just the left of the file name. Once your file is uploaded click next. This will take you through to the commit screen, from here we’ll actually commit your file to the server from the web application. You can also see a loading bar which appears whilst it’s happening. Now after the file is uploaded as you can see you get a blue notification which will tell you that your file has successfully uploaded to the server. You can also see your file now in a table, you can see your name here and also the type of the file just to the left which shows an icon based on what file type it is. You can also see the size of the file and also the date of when it was uploaded. You can drag and drop files anywhere within the window which will start the upload process in the folder that you’re in. So let’s go ahead and upload a large file so you can see in more detail about the upload process. You can see the first bar here is for the file that’s currently being uploaded to the web interface, you get a percentage of how much is uploaded and you can also see the total size of what’s uploaded so far. The bar below this is the total amount of files so if you have more than one file you’ll see the status and percentage for all those files. Below that you’ll also see the uploading file name and then the last part is the elapsed time, how long the upload process has taken so far. For larger files this may take longer but usually it’s pretty fast. Once that file has uploaded, you follow the same process of committing that to the server. Once you reload the screen you’ll now see that the file is there on the server. Now we’ve run through the upload process, let’s look into more detail about how we can manage the files. If you want to delete a file off the server, just select the check box to the left of the file name and click delete. This will then confirm a message at the at the top of the browser to say if you’re happy for it to be deleted. This will also be deleted from your server remember. If you’d like to download files, you can do this individually or as a zip, so if you want to do it individually just hover over the file name and click it. This will download the individual file to your browser. To select multiple files, use the check boxes on the left and then after you’ve done that click download zip. There are some limitations which is 200 files and folders per zip download and also a total size of one gig. After you click OK the files are now zipped and they’re downloaded to your browser. The folder is actually named after the directory on your server as you can see here it’s the root because we are in the root of the server. We can also encrypt your files at rest via the web interface. You can see the status of this in the top bar. If it’s set at disabled, click it and you’ll see a link here to MyHyve where you can talk to your account manager for more details. Let’s go ahead and enable encryption at rest so I can show you how the files are actually displayed on the server once they’re encrypted. You can now see in the top bar that the encryption at rest is now enabled, so let’s go ahead and upload a new file just so you can see how it’s displayed. Once the file is uploaded, you can now see the end of the file is now Dot ENC which means it’s encrypted. If you tried to access this file on the server you would not be able to open it, you can only open this file if you download it back through the web interface again. The last point we’re going to talk about today is custom branding. We can actually use your logo and brand colours which we’ll see throughout the web application. So let’s go ahead and upload a logo and a brand colour just you can see what it visualises as. So as you can see on this login screen we’ve actually got the logo displayed on the left and the brand colours is the button colour. This is also applied throughout the web interface as we’ll see once we’re logged in. So as you can now see on the file system, all the colours are now in line with the branding, we’ve got the logo top left and all the buttons are red. This is the same throughout. If you have any questions about anything we’ve talked about today such as custom branding or encryption at rest you can open a ticket on MyHyve to talk to your account manager for further details.

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