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 ## Getting Started ## Getting Started
  
-You will need a username and password to login. Enterprise users will need the endpoint for your instance, typically the same as the URL you use for the Cloud File Manager Web App. THIS APPLIES TO IAAS TOO, DOESN'​T IT? AND IN BOTH CASES, USERS MAY HAVE BEEN GIVEN A COPY WITH THE ENDPOINT CONFIGURED AND LOCKED DOWN.+You will need a username and password to login, as well as the endpoint for your instance ​of the Enterprise File Fabric. If your system is set up for single sign onyou may be asked to use your corporate credentials. The endpoint is typically the same as the URL you use for the Cloud File Manager Web App. 
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 +The following instructions are for the Storage Made Easy App for iOS. If you are using a version of the app that has been customized or branded for an organization there may be minor differences.
  
 ### Configure Endpoint ### Configure Endpoint
  
-Enterprise File Fabric account? Set your //​Endpoint//​ by clicking //Go offline//, then //​Settings//,​ and scrolling to //Advanced Settings//. The Endpoint is the same as the Web App URL, including https://. Then return to the login page.+**Enterprise File Fabric account?** 
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 +Set the //​Endpoint//​ by clicking //Go offline//, then //​Settings//,​ and scrolling to //Advanced Settings//. The Endpoint is the same as the Web App URL, including https://. Then return to the login page.
  
-ZZZIAAS?+**SME SaaS account?**
  
-SME SaaS account? You'll be using the endpoint https://​storagemadeeasy.com. If you are using https://​eu.storagemadeeasy.com then enable //Use EU server//.+If you are using our US service you'll be using the default ​endpoint ​of https://​storagemadeeasy.com. If you are using our EU service at https://​eu.storagemadeeasy.com then enable //Use EU server//.
  
 If you need an account, sign up for a SaaS account or Enterprise trial at [[http://​storagemadeeasy.com/​pricing/​|sign up]].  If you need an account, sign up for a SaaS account or Enterprise trial at [[http://​storagemadeeasy.com/​pricing/​|sign up]]. 
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 ## Cloud Files ## Cloud Files
  
-When you click on 'Cloud Files' from the Main Menu, you are taken to the Cloud Files browser.+When you click on 'Cloud Files' from the Main Menu, you are taken to the Cloud Files browser. This shows a view of files or objects stored on your providers such as Amazon S3, Azure Storage, or Google Cloud Storage. Operations on these files are executed by the File Fabric against those providers.
  
 Navigate into folders by selecting them as you would a normal file explorer. You can use the back button, too. Navigate into folders by selecting them as you would a normal file explorer. You can use the back button, too.
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 that you created when you uploaded the file before you can access it. that you created when you uploaded the file before you can access it.
  * A **Heart** signifies a favorite file or folder for the logged in user.  * A **Heart** signifies a favorite file or folder for the logged in user.
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 ### Search ### Search
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  * **Preview/​Cloud Preview** - Preview an image or document. ​  * **Preview/​Cloud Preview** - Preview an image or document. ​
  * **Comments** - Show comments for file, allow comments to be added.  * **Comments** - Show comments for file, allow comments to be added.
- * **Cloud cut/copy** - Step 1 of a server-side move or copy of a file. Step 2 - Navigate to the target cloud folder and choose the folder action //Paste from Clipboard//. NOT SURE WE SHOULD SAY "​SERVER-SIDE"​.+ * **Cloud cut/copy** - Step 1 of a server-side move or copy of a file. Step 2 - Navigate to the target cloud folder and choose the folder action //Paste from Clipboard//​.
  * **Rename** - Change the filename.  * **Rename** - Change the filename.
  * **View file information** - Provides additional file metadata and additional options for downloading,​ viewing, opening and sharing files (must be enabled via Settings > View file information).  * **View file information** - Provides additional file metadata and additional options for downloading,​ viewing, opening and sharing files (must be enabled via Settings > View file information).
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  * **Set Media Folder** - Change destination for media uploads.  * **Set Media Folder** - Change destination for media uploads.
  * **Add Folder Sync** - Synchronize cloud folders with local folders.  * **Add Folder Sync** - Synchronize cloud folders with local folders.
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 Use the Folder Actions icon (bottom right) to access more features: Use the Folder Actions icon (bottom right) to access more features:
  
- * **Download from URL** - Download ​of file or webpage into a folder (executed server-side).+ * **Download from URL** - Cloud download ​of file or webpage ​via URL into a folder (Server-side).
  * **Slideshow** - Cycles through images in folder. Swipe to change.  * **Slideshow** - Cycles through images in folder. Swipe to change.
  * **Upload files** - Upload multiple files from Local Files storage into current folder.  * **Upload files** - Upload multiple files from Local Files storage into current folder.
- * **Upload media** - Upload photos and videos from iOS albums ​including the Camera roll and My Photo Stream. File name can be set before upload ​to default ​media folder. NOT SURE THIS HANGS TOGETHER+ * **Upload media** - Upload photos and videos from iOS media albums ​(e.g. Camera roll and My Photo Streamto the media folder. 
- * **Paste from Clipboard** - Use with the file Action //Cloud copy// or //Cloud cut// for a server-side ​copy or move between folders. + * **Paste from Clipboard** - Use with the file Action //Cloud copy// or //Cloud cut// for a cloud copy or move between folders. 
- * **Create text file** - Quick way to create ​note in cloud folder+ * **Create text file** - Quick way to add a note to a cloud folder
  * **Make favorite** - Mark folder as a favorite. ​  * **Make favorite** - Mark folder as a favorite. ​
- + * **New folder** ​Create subfolder. 
-MOST OF MY CONCERNS ABOUT SERVER-SIDE BOIL DOWN TO THE SAME POINT: THE PURPOSE OF SME SOFTE=WARE IS TO PROMOTE THE ILLUSION THAT YOUR CLOUD STORAGE IS LOCAL STORAGE GIVEN THAT, WHY DO WE WANT TO KEEP SAYING "​SERVER-SIDE"?+ * **Edit folder permissions** ​Available for team share folders.
  
 ## Local Files / Folder Sync ## Local Files / Folder Sync
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 Work off the grid by taking copies of any folders you need on your local device. Synchronise changes you make offline when you are back on the network. Work off the grid by taking copies of any folders you need on your local device. Synchronise changes you make offline when you are back on the network.
  
-Click on '​Folder Sync' from the Main Menu to list folders that have been synchronized,​ or are ready to be synchronized,​ between the cloud and your iOS device. ​Swipe to delete the local copy and stop the synchronization+Click on '​Folder Sync' from the Main Menu to list folders that have been synchronized,​ or are ready to be synchronized,​ between the cloud and your iOS device. ​Add a folder to the list via the Cloud Files folder action 'Add to sync folders'​. Remove a folder from the list by swiping ​to delete. This also removes ​the local copy of the previously synchronized folder.
  
 {{ :​ismestorage:​folder-sync.png?​nolink&​400 |}} {{ :​ismestorage:​folder-sync.png?​nolink&​400 |}}
  
-Select **Synchronise now with server** to synchronize new, deleted and updated files and folders both up and down between the cloud and your device. Note that deletions of files and folders are also synchronized between your device and the cloud. (You can restrict cloud deletes using folder permissions).+Select **Synchronise now with server** to synchronize new, deleted and updated files and folders both up and down between the cloud and your device.
  
 {{ :​ismestorage:​folder-sync-progress.png?​nolink&​400 |}} {{ :​ismestorage:​folder-sync-progress.png?​nolink&​400 |}}
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 +<WRAP tip> ​
 +To prevent user's accidental deletions being synchronized to the cloud you can disable Delete permission for the cloud folder.
 +</​WRAP>​
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 ### Create a Synchronised Folder ### Create a Synchronised Folder
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  * **Open..."​** - Opens the file using the iOS file viewer.  * **Open..."​** - Opens the file using the iOS file viewer.
  * **Rename** - Change the name of the file.  * **Rename** - Change the name of the file.
- * **Cloud copy** - Step 1 of a server-side ​move or copy of a file. Step 2 - + * **Cloud copy** - Step 1 of a cloud move or copy of a file. Step 2 - 
 Navigate to the target cloud folder and choose the folder action //Paste from Clipboard//​. Navigate to the target cloud folder and choose the folder action //Paste from Clipboard//​.
  * **Archive** - Compress the file using zip, bzip2 or tar.gz.  * **Archive** - Compress the file using zip, bzip2 or tar.gz.
- * **Unarchive** - Extract an archive into the current folder. (The archive is not removed)+ * **Unarchive** - Extract ​the contents of an archive into the current folder. (The archive is not removed)
  * **Send by email** - Opens up a draft email with file as an attachment.  * **Send by email** - Opens up a draft email with file as an attachment.
  * **Cut** - Initiate moving a file to another local folder, or if online, to a cloud folder. Final step is to paste the file from within Folder Sync or Cloud Files. ​  * **Cut** - Initiate moving a file to another local folder, or if online, to a cloud folder. Final step is to paste the file from within Folder Sync or Cloud Files. ​
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 You can also mark folders as favorites by using a Folder action. This is a great way to quickly access long file paths. You can also mark folders as favorites by using a Folder action. This is a great way to quickly access long file paths.
  
-### Edge FTP and Web File Server+### Mobile ​FTP and Web File Services
  
-The App includes FTP and HTTP services that run on the iOS device, allowing the ad-hoc transfer of files to and from other devices without using emaila mass storage ​device, or a proprietary iOS protocol.+The App includes FTP and HTTP services that run on the iOS device, allowing the ad-hoc transfer of files to and from the mobile device via an FTP client or web browser. Designed for offline use on private networksthese services allow access only to the Local Files on the App. Once files have been transferred to Local Files you can use in other applications on the iOS device. When online, you can use Cloud copy, or Folder Sync to copy files to the cloud.
  
-From the //Local Files// or //Cloud Files// home pages first enable the **HTTP / FTP Server**. You'll then be able to directly access the application ​from your PC or laptop.+#### Enable Mobile FTP/HTTP Services 
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 +From the //Local Files// or //Cloud Files// home pages first enable the **HTTP / FTP Server**. You'll then be able to directly access the services ​from your desktop mobile device using an FTP client ​or web browser using the corresponding endpoints shownNote that the network protocol is not encrypted and no password is required.  
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 +<WRAP important>​ 
 +These services are intended for use on local private networks, and should not be exposed over the internet. You should disable the services when you have completed transferring files.  
 +</​WRAP>​
  
-This site is not secure and is designed and recommended only for local private networks. You should disable the service when you have completed transferring files. ​ 
  
  
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 ### Filebox ### Filebox
  
-[[filebox]] allows users to add emails and attachments to the cloud just by forwarding them to a unqiue ​address.+[[filebox]] allows users to add emails and attachments to the cloud just by forwarding them to a unique ​address.
  
-Emails with attachments are stored in a FileBox folder. The Subject line of the email become the folder title. You can setup a unique name for your filebox ​email from 'My Account'​ on the web sidebar after login, and choosing options.  ​+Emails with attachments are stored in a FileBox folder. The Subject line of the email become the folder title. You can setup a unique name for your FileBox ​email from 'My Account'​ on the web sidebar after login, and choosing options.  ​
  
 The FileBox email address must come from your registered email address. Anything from other addresses will be ignored The FileBox email address must come from your registered email address. Anything from other addresses will be ignored
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  * **New** - Select "​+"​ in the top right to create a new business group.  * **New** - Select "​+"​ in the top right to create a new business group.
- * **Files** - Select a name to see the folders and files shared with the group. Use File actions and Folder actions as for Cloud Files.+ * **Files** - Select a group name to see the folders and files shared with the group. Use File actions and Folder actions as for Cloud Files.
  * **Edit** - Select the Info (i) button to view members and invite new ones by email.  * **Edit** - Select the Info (i) button to view members and invite new ones by email.
  
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 #### SME ACCOUNT SETTINGS #### SME ACCOUNT SETTINGS
  
-These account level settings ​apply to all users (and applications). +The settings ​for //Real Time// and //Enable Trash// can be changed by an Administrator through ​the web interface under the Dashboard and Policies pages respectively.
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-* **Real Time** - Folder lists are cached by the App and by the File Fabric server to speed up access. If real-time is turned on these caches are not used. Browsing a folder will always go back to the underlying cloud to get the latest view of data. Note This can make the App much slower. Also note that you can refresh a folder view directly from the bottom left refresh icon. +
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-* **Enable Trash** - This lets you decide whether deleted files are removed to the SME Trash view or removed directly from the underlying cloud.+
  
 #### ADVANCED SETTINGS #### ADVANCED SETTINGS
  
-* **Sync Password** - If you have encrypted files in folders that you sync then this enables you to provide the password that will be used for decryption during the sync to your device (note if you are a Business Cloud or Enterprise SME user and Org Encryption is "​on"​ this option does **not** need to be set up).+* **Sync Password** ​- For Personal Cloud Only - If you have encrypted files in folders that you sync then this enables you to provide the password that will be used for decryption during the sync to your device (If you are a Business Cloud or Enterprise SME user and Org Encryption is "​on"​ this option does **not** need to be configured).
  
-* **Endpoint** - For appliance (Enterprise File Fabric) users the endpoint must be set before logging in. The endpoint is typically the URL for your the Enterprise File Fabric Web App.+* **Endpoint** - For appliance (Enterprise File Fabric) users the endpoint must be set before logging in. The endpoint is typically the URL for your Enterprise File Fabric Web App.
  
 * **Initial Login Provider** -  * **Initial Login Provider** - 
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 #### Resync Provider #### Resync Provider
  
-You can also '​resync the view' of your cloud data from here. Cloud such as Google Drive, and DropBox etc enable you to upload files from many different access points and tools. If you do this then the view you have from within the Cloud Files view could be out of date. You can refresh the provider here by clicking the refresh button to the right of the cloud. You don't have to stay in the App whilst this occurs although you will be updated as to status in real-time. ​+You can also '​resync the view' of your cloud data from here. Cloud such as Google Drive, and DropBox etcenable you to upload files from many different access points and tools. If you do this then the view you have from within the Cloud Files view could be out of date. You can refresh the provider here by clicking the refresh button to the right of the cloud. You don't have to stay in the App whilst this occurs although you will be updated as to status in real-time. ​
  
 #### Deleting a Provider #### Deleting a Provider
  
-Deleting a Cloud Provider: You can delete a cloud provider by swiping the cloud provider and choosing delete. If your account only has one cloud provider you will be able to choose from the providers we support to choose ​another.+Deleting a Cloud Provider: You can delete a cloud provider by swiping the cloud provider and choosing delete. ​This removes the connection information from File Fabric. It does not remove any files on the provider. 
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 +If your account only has one cloud provider you will be able to choose from the providers we support to configure ​another.
  
  
 ### Background Tasks ### Background Tasks
  
-Cloud background tasks represent tasks that you have either setup or that have completed on SMEStorage using our innovative Platform Task Engine. These invariably represent one of 4 things: +See a list of completed and active ​background tasks by selecting //​Background Tasks// at the bottom ​of the //Cloud Providers// screenBackground Tasks are asynchronous processes that the File Fabric runs to execute multi-step operations which can potentially take a long time. The list is refreshed every 15 seconds.
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-1. Sync'​ing SMEStorage meta-information with your Cloud(s)This updates ​the view of your files within SME Cloud File Manager. +
-2. Backing up email +
-3. Emptying Trash +
-4. Uploading / copying or moving files to or between Clouds +
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-You can access the BackGround tasks data from the Cloud Providers Menu option.+
  
 +Background tasks include:
  
 + * Adding providers, syncing folders, indexing data
 + * Deleting files, emptying trash or recovering trash.
 + * Renaming, copying or moving folders