The following use case details the steps for creating a private cloud using a GoodSync File Server.
First, create the admin account for the private cloud. Navigate to the GoodSync File Server and open the GoodSync application. If a job has never been configured, simply enter a name for a job (e.g. “test”) and press "OK".
Navigate to Tools > GoodSync Connect Setup.
Select the “Yes” radio button.
If you have an existing GoodSync Connect account, you may choose the “Use my existing GoodSync Connect Account” option. If you do not have a GoodSync Connect account, you may create a new account for free.
You may also manage your GoodSync Connect account(s) here:
Click “Apply” to register the admin account to the private cloud on the GoodSync File Server.
Next, create and register all desired non-admin user accounts to the private cloud. Click on Tools > Server Advanced Options.
Provide your GoodSync Connect admin credentials to log in to the GoodSync File Server portal.
Click on "Add new user" to register a new user account to the private cloud.
Under "Add GoodSync Connect Registered User", select the "Click here" link to navigate to the user account creation page.
Check the box on the captcha and provide an email, password, and full name to create the desired user account.
Back on the GoodSync File Server, click on "Add GoodSync Connect Registered User" and enter the user account details. In the "Home Folder" field, specify the path of an existing folder that will be set as the user's root folder. This will limit the user's access to this location and its contents alone. Click "Save".
Home folders ensure proper access management. With a dedicated location for each user account, users are only able to access their own data - all other content is unavailable.
Repeat the steps listed above to create as many user accounts as desired.
Once all accounts have been created, users may access their private cloud storage by using GoodSync Explorer. GoodSync Explorer is a file management utility bundled with every GoodSync application install. To open GoodSync Explorer, do a system search on your computer for the "GoodSync Explorer" application, and it will list.
Select "GoodSync Connect" from the dropdown, and enter the user email and password. Click "Go" to connect to the private cloud storage.
The contents of the user's cloud storage will list, including all files and subfolders.