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    HOWTO: Setup User Accounts (Sample)

    This HOWTO document covers a sample setup of user accounts in BulletProof FTP Server.

    Table of Contents
    1.0 Introduction
    1.1 Overview
    2.0 Sample Setup
    2.1 Setup User Directories
    2.1 Setup User Accounts

    1.0 Introduction

    1.1 Overview

    This HOWTO document covers a sample setup of user accounts in BulletProof FTP Server.

    2.0 Sample Setup

    A majority of customers don't know how to setup user-accounts in BPFTP Server. This document will cover the basics using a sample set of users.

    I would recommend first setting up a directory somewhere on your computer which will handle all of the user-specific directories and files. Within this directory structure, you will also be able to setup shared directories.

    2.1 Setup User Directories

    In my setup, I create a directory off of the "E:" drive called "FTP", sub-directories for the users "mmc", "mike", "john" and a shared directory for all of them to access called "public". This will be dependant on your own computer setup and hard-drives. You can use a command-line or Windows Explorer to create these folders, it doesn't matter which.

    E:\ftp
       |
       +--John
       |
       +--mike
       |
       +--mmc
       |
       +--public
    

    2.2 Setup User Accounts

    1. I open up BPFTP Server and select the menu-item under Setup -> User Accounts.
    2. In the "Setup User Accounts" dialog box, right-click in the box labled "User Accounts" on the right and select "Add".
    3. In the "Account Name" dialog, enter in "john" (or whatever is appropriate) and click OK.
    4. In the box labeled "Access Rights", right-click and select "Add", using the "Select Directory" dialog, navigate until you see "E:\FTP\john\" and (since this is John's personal space) check the check-box labeled "Add/None" (this will turn on every right). Click the "Select" button. You will now see the "E:\ftp\john\" under "Access Rights" in Red (indicating this is his home directory) and the "Attributes" will be full-rights (RWDAMLSK).
    5. Again, in the box labeled "Access Rights", right-click and select "Add", using the "Select Directory", navigate until you see "E:\FTP\public\" and (since this is a shared space for all users) check the check-box labeled "Add/None" (this will again turn on every right). Click the "Select" button. You will now see the "E:\ftp\public\" under "Access Rights" in Black (because it's not his home directory) and the "Attributes" will be full-rights (RWDAMLSK).
    6. Perform Steps 2 through 5 for each user, for my example this would be "mmc" and "mike".
    7. Enter a Password for the User. By default this will be a random password. You can change this value or set it to something else. In either case, the login and password will need to be communicated to the user, so they can login.
    8. When you are finished adding the users, click the "OK" button in the "Setup User Accounts" and the server will be ready for their login!