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Sunday, August 30, 2015

OpenStack EFSS (File Sync and Share) with Active Directory–Part III

This article documents the integration with SwiftStack and per-user Active Directory account support both in the SwiftStack and Gladinet Cloud Enterprise (CentreStack).

SwiftStack implements OpenStack Swift. It also integrates with Active Directory. In SwiftStack, you can turn on the LDAP authentication and also specify which LDAP Attribute will be used to identify the user. For example, UPN name or sAMAccount name are all good choices.

In Gladinet Cloud Enterprise, it has Active Directory integration as well. Even more, it supports SwiftStack’s per-Active-Directory account management.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

OpenStack EFSS (File Sync and Share) with Active Directory–Part II

We discussed about OpenStack EFSS (File Sync and Share) support in this article.

This article demonstrates the ability with SwiftStack OpenStack implementation and also demonstrates the ability for very big Active Directory Enterprise integration.

For big enterprise, typically they have their own employee self-service portal, where employees will go to get product and services the Enterprise IT department provides. For this reason, the integration typically is done via API (Application Programming Interface).

In this article, we demonstrates how to map a SwiftStack OpenStack Swift container to an Active Directory user using PowerShell.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Private Team Folder

Team Folder in the past was managed by administrators. Administrator can create, edit, delete team folders. The team folder can be published to a group of users, including Active Directory group. It is very convenient to share files and folders with a group of users in the same team.

As team groups bigger, it may not be convenient for administrator to manage all the team folders. So it makes sense for administrator to assign some users to be able to manage team folder that they own themselves.

 

Role Manager

It usually starts with the role manager by creating a role with Add/Edit/Delete permissions and assign it to users or Active Directory groups.

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Manage Team Folder

The user who are in the private team folder role will be able to manage team folders without seeing all the team folders from everyone.

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Here is a YouTube Video about private team folder