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    Remote access to shared folder

    Hi guys.

    I'm looking to allow remote access to shared folders and users documents for staff, to be able to use from at home.

    I've looked at a few different ways, but I think the easiest method, would be some way of them being able to access from an explorer type theme.

    I've managed to set it up how I would like, using Cerberus Professional. I can get this to integrate with AD, tell it to only allow access for staff users, and create a group to allow access to shared folders, and share the users home folder. All this works fine. I then create the explorer feel for this by using Swish SFTP. This seems to work fine. But, the problem I can foresee, is that management aren't going to want to pay $499 for the Cerberus FTP server...

    So, I'm wondering if anyone else knows of a way to do this with another free SFTP server with AD integration? Or, is there some other software out there that will do this?

    Many thanks in advance guys...

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    On this site look for Home access plus. I use remote desktops server services which gives each user a school desktop.

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    Have a look at Home Access Plus. Search the forums for it, you should easily find it.

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    Thanks. I did look in to that briefly, but I couldn't get an SSL certificate without giving my own personal details to StartCom. So, is there anywhere else I can get an SSL certificate from?

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelldr View Post
    Thanks. I did look in to that briefly, but I couldn't get an SSL certificate without giving my own personal details to StartCom. So, is there anywhere else I can get an SSL certificate from?

    Cheers.
    Godaddy.com do cheap 1 site SSL Certificates as do many other providers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Godaddy.com do cheap 1 site SSL Certificates as do many other providers.
    Thanks, but I don't want to start buying an SSL until I have tested it... If the head likes it, then I don't mind buying the SSL cert. But, until then...

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    DropBox Teams might provide you with the functionality you're looking for. AD Integrattion and a fair bit of seperation from your network. People might like that they can access it through a web browser or their own explorer interface, and it would work nicely with tablets if you're going down that route...

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    You don't necessarily need to buy an ssl certificate to get it working. you could generate one yourself. Your browser will report the certificate as insecure but just so that you have got something to show the Head would be sufficient. Provided that you tell the head that the message will disappear when you buy a certificate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsk View Post
    DropBox Teams might provide you with the functionality you're looking for. AD Integrattion and a fair bit of seperation from your network. People might like that they can access it through a web browser or their own explorer interface, and it would work nicely with tablets if you're going down that route...
    Thanks, but can't see that going down too well:

    $795 / year for 5 users
    $125 / additional user / year
    It'll be needed for at least 20 users ... will come to $2670 a year! Can't see that happening if he's not willing to pay $499 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by chilbs View Post
    You don't necessarily need to buy an ssl certificate to get it working. you could generate one yourself. Your browser will report the certificate as insecure but just so that you have got something to show the Head would be sufficient. Provided that you tell the head that the message will disappear when you buy a certificate.
    That's a good idea. Hadn't thought about self-cert...

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    Point taken lol. They do do some decent discounts for education though apparantly.

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    Hmmm, with self-cert, doesn't seem to be loading the page correctly... Tried with ie and chrome. Any settings need adding? hap_err.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelldr View Post
    Thanks, but I don't want to start buying an SSL until I have tested it... If the head likes it, then I don't mind buying the SSL cert. But, until then...
    Are you still with your Regional Broadband supplier, or have you moved? Most RBC's have agreements with Jannet to provide/purchase SSL certificates. Certainly the SWGfL have had this in place for a few years as I got 2 certificates for free last year through them.

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    I normally use these Home they are free for schools but site says they are temporerily not selling certs for some reason.

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    We are currently with Capita OpenHiVE, so whether or not they will supply us with one. I did try emailing them last week, and was asked whether I needed their Certificate to allow surfing of HTTPS from their proxy server...

    Waiting for a response to see if they can provide one through Janet, but they probably won't, and will say it's a chargeable service!

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