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Monday, March 28, 2016

Outlook Plugin in CentreStack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. It has many enterprise features including the outlook plugin which allows users to attach large files in an email. Outlook plugin is a key feature since there are file size restrictions when sending files in an email.

The video below demonstrates how Outlook plugin is enabled and how users can use it when sending emails.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Single Sign On (SSO) Support in CentreStack via SAML

When it comes to Single Sign On support via SAML, there are always two parties.

  • One is the IdP (the identity provider) 
  • and the other is SP (service provider).


In this documentation, the IdP will be a public IdP such as SSOCircle and the SP will be CentreStack. The SSOCircle is used as an example to set up the IdP, it can work with other IdP as well.

On the CentreStack side, it is a multi-tenant system and each tenant may want to have its own SSO service. So the Single Sign On is a per-tenant setting.

You can find the Single Sign On at the tenant manager section, under group policy and then "Single Sign On".


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lock Files Exclusively in CentreStack

CentreStack is an enterprise file syncing and sharing solution. It allows IT to deliver a collaboration platform where users can not only sync and share files but also can collaborate without any conflicts.

File locking plays a key role in collaborative platforms as it prevents users to make changes to the same file at the same time. We also have exclusive locking feature where once a user has exclusively locked a file, other users will not be able to even open the exclusively locked files.

The video below demonstrates configuration and usage of exclusive file locking in centrestack.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Changing Default Administrator's Email Address in Centrestack

CentreStack is a self-hosted File Sync and Share solution and the cluster administrator is probably the most used account by the system administrator. This is also the very first account that got setup in the CentreStack server.

If the email address you used during the setup and configuration is not exactly what you want, you can change it and this video documents how to change it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Enable Picture Preview for Windows Client in Centrestack

CentreStack is an enterprise file sync, share, and collaboration platform. The platform contains many user friendly features  One such feature is picture preview which allows users to get a preview of the pictures in the cloud drive.

The video below demonstrates how picture preview works and where to enable the feature in centrestack management console.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Enable Advanced Settings When Publishing a Team Folder

CentreStack is an enterprise File Sync, Share, & Collaboration platform. It can be deployed 100% On-Premise to provide access to shares on file servers. Once the shares are attached they can be published as team folders.

Team folder is kind of like the traditional network share, except that the team folder is for the Internet, while the network share is for LAN (Local Area Network).

There are also some advanced settings for a team folder which are visible when you enable the setting in group policy.

This video demonstrates how to enable the advanced settings for a team folder.

Changing Default Drive Letter in CentreStack

CentreStack is an enterprise File Sync, Share, & Collaboration platform.  CentreStack by default creates a cloud drive  on windows client machines which has the letter M. Admins can change the default drive letter to their own preference.

This video demonstrates how to change default drive letter in CentreStack.

Editing Team Folder Permissions in CentreStack

CentreStack in an Enterprise File Sync and Share platform. It allows creating team folders or attaching existing shares as team folders and publishing them so users who are given permissions to the team folders can access the data and collaborate on that data.
In CentreStack when a folder is published, users can be given read, write or owner permissions which is similar to a share permission. If you want to define explicit permissions on a folder you can configure those permissions using 'Edit folder permissions' option. 
The video below demonstrates how to define explicit permissions on folders.