Create an Additional Web Disk Account
To create an additional Web Disk account, perform the following steps:
- Enter the desired account information in the available text boxes.
- When you enter a username, you can select a domain or subdomain from the menu if your account includes more than one domain or subdomain.
Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.
- The password must contain at least five characters.
Enter the Web Disk account's home directory in the Directory text box.
- Select a Permissions setting:
- Read-Write — This setting grants this account access to all of the operations inside the directory.
- Read-Only — This setting only grants this account access to read, download, and list the files inside the directory.
If you use Microsoft Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, or Windows® 10, select the Enable Digest Authentication checkbox.
- Click Create. A new interface will appear.
- To return to the main interface, click Go Back.
- To navigate to setup instructions for your new Web Disk account, click Access Web Disk.
Manage Additional Web Disk Accounts
The Manage Additional Web Disk Accounts table displays the following information for all of the additional Web Disk accounts that you create:
|Account||The Web Disk account username.|
The Web Disk account's assigned directory and related actions.
Use the links in this column to perform the following actions:
Web Disk and Digest Authentication
When you change the usernames of Web Disk accounts that use Digest Authentication, you must reenable it. The
/etc/digestshadow file stores the usernames of Web Disk accounts that use Digest Authentication in a password hash. When you change the account username, the system removes the password from the file.
Updates to a Web Disk account's associated domain also change the account's username and will disable Digest Authentication.
- The domain has an SSL certificate that a recognized certificate authority signed.
- You can connect to Web Disk with SSL over port
- If you use Windows XP®, Windows Vista, or Windows® 2003, you may experience errors when you attempt to connect to your Web Disk account. These operating systems require a patch that Microsoft no longer offers, and it no longer supports these operating systems.
- If you use Windows 7, a discrepancy may exist between the amount of disk space that the system reports and the actual available disk space. This happens because the WebDAV protocol, which Web Disk uses, cannot query a server's disk capacity.