6.1 Planning Net Folder Proxy Identities (and Proxy Users)

It is important that you understand the purpose, rights requirements, expected user name format, and character restrictions associated with the Net Folder Server proxy user before you configure a Net Folder Server.

See Net Folder Proxy Users in Filr 4.1: Understanding How Filr Works.

6.1.1 Rights Requirements for the Proxy User

The Net Folder Server proxy user that you specify here synchronizes volume objects and file objects. Ensure that this proxy user has rights to access the files and folders for the Net Folder that will be associated to the Net Folder Server. Specifically, the Net Folder Server proxy user should have the rights shown in the following graphic:

Figure 6-1 Proxy User Rights Summary

6.1.2 Requirements for Proxy User Names

Net Folder Server proxy users are key to Net Folder functionality. Ensure that you comply with the requirements in the following sections.

Platform Requirements

Name requirements differ depending on whether the proxy user is accessing an OES, OES (NSS for AD), NetWare, Windows, or SharePoint 2013 file server. Only the following syntaxes are supported:

  • OES/OES (NSS for AD)/NetWare: cn=admin,o=context

  • Windows: Administrator or cn=Administrator,cn=users,dc=domain,dc=com, domain\user, user@domain

  • SharePoint 2013: filrad\administrator

  • DFS: When using Distributed File System (DFS) namespaces, the proxy user name format must be domain\user. For example, acme\administrator.

Use the LDAP Browse Button

To ensure that the Net Folder Server proxy user name is formatted correctly, use the Browse icon next to the Proxy field to browse the LDAP directory (eDirectory or Active Directory) for the proxy user that you want to use.

IMPORTANT:If you are selecting the proxy user for an NSS for AD volume, be sure to select the eDirectory tree, not the AD Domain.

Special Characters and Spaces Not Supported

Proxy names that contain special characters and/or spaces are not supported. For example, adminuser is supported, but @dm!n and admin user are not. Other special characters that are not supported in the proxy name are / \ [ ] : | = , + * ? < > @ ".

Consider Using Proxy Identities

Defining proxy user identities can greatly simplify selecting proxy users for Net Folder Servers and managing them thereafter.