If you invoke the Fileshare Server with the Password System enabled, all Fileshare Clients must supply a valid user-ID and password before they can connect to the Fileshare Server. By default, the Fileshare Password System is not enabled when you invoke the Fileshare Server.
If you want to use the Fileshare Password System you must code your program to pass a user-ID and password to the File Handling Redirector module and you must create a password file on the Fileshare Server machine which contains the user-ID and password that your program will use.
Then, to enable the Fileshare Password System, you must use the /pf option to specify the name of the password file to the Fileshare Server.
With the Fileshare Password System enabled, the sequence of steps that your program and Fileshare follow is (see the figure below):
Each of these steps is explained in more detail in the topics that follow.