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A policy can be created to define permissions and file sharing options for users connected to the map point. Further policies can be defined to set different permissions for individual users, Organizational Units (OU), membership of AD groups and user groups.

In this section:

Edit map point access

1.From the File Director Admin Console, click Policy > Map Point Access.

2.Click Edit next to the map point required.

The Map Point Access dialog opens. A new map point will adopt the default settings - it will apply to All Users, and Policies and Platform Access will be set to Off.

The Map Point Access dialog can also be accessed directly from the map point: click Configuration > Map Points > Set policy for this map point.
File Sharing options available in this dialog depend upon how File Director has been configured.

3. To apply the map point policy to only a selection of users click Add next to the user group required:

Organizational Units - Select the OU container you want to add, and click OK.

User Groups - Select the group name required and click OK.

Individual Users - Select a user name and click OK. If required, click Add to include other individual user names.

4.In the panel on the right configure the settings for users of this map point:

Force read-only - Users cannot modify or upload File Director files.

Only allow VERIFIED devices to connect - Only devices approved by the administrator can connect to the File Director server.

Platform Access - Set which devices can be used with this map point.
Note, platform access can also be set globally which may result in policy setting conflicts. Refer to the table below for examples.

Platform Global Map Point Effect
Windows On On Users for that map point can access the File Director server through Windows.
Mac On Off Users for that map point cannot access your server on a Mac as the Global setting is overridden.
iOS Off Off Users cannot access your server on an iOS device regardless of their map point.
Android Off On Users cannot access your server on an Android device regardless of their map point as the map point setting is overridden.

File Sharing - If configured for use you will be able to select the type of access internal and external users can have - either read-only or collaborative.
To enable file sharing you will need to click the link in Configure SMTP server before setting policies for sharing.
File sharing can also be disabled. Refer to Link Based Sharing for more information.

5.Click Save.

The Map Point Access settings are applied to users connected to the File Director server who and match the defined criteria.

Policy configuration examples

 

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