Adding the SugarSync Cloud Provider

Storage Made Easy is able to let your SugarSync account be used as a file cloud from the Storage Made Easy Open Cloud Platform. This means you can easily manage and access your SugarSync data from desktop and mobile clients.

The first step is to choose to add the SugarSync Cloud to your Storage Made Easy Account. This will occur either   as a first step on logging into the account and adding a Cloud for the first time, or later from your DashBoard which is accessible from the right sidebar after login to the website.

You need to authorise Storage Made Easy to access your SugarSync account. To do this you need to enter your account username and password. Storage Made Easy uses this information to ask for access to your SugarSync account on demand. All authentication data is stored encrypted, with the encryption key being stored in a separate key server for security.

Storage Made Easy creates a meta-cache or index of the information 'about' your files on first connection. Your files don't move anyway, we just index information such as filename, datestamp, size etc to enable us to speed up the 'view' to your files, and also to make it easier to search for information quickly.

You can choose to do the meta-sync in the background or just start synchronisation in the browser. The differences of each are:

1. Foreground - this uses the browser to do the meta-sync and if the browser hangs or you exit it will stop. If you have a small amount of flies (under a few thousand) then this is fairly quick
2. BackGround - this is run as a scheduled Cloud task and occurs within a minute. You will be taken to a page where again you can monitor progress but if you leave the page it will continue it will continue.

Once the meta-sync has completed you will be able to work with your files with the web file managers or the other desktop or mobile clients.

Be sure to check out the refresh options that are available for working with your files.

As per SugarSync's API terms of service , only one SugarSync account can be added to your account at a time. If you try and add more than one you will receive a message that only one can be added. You must remove an existing SugarSync account before adding another.

Note that although the Storage Made Easy application uses the SugarSync API it is not certified or endorsed in anyway by SugarSync.