Connectors give users access to documents on SharePoint sites or specified
network file shares. You do not have to enable StorageZones for ShareFile Data
to use StorageZone Connectors.
for ShareFile Data and the StorageZones Connectors features can share a zone.
However, StorageZones Controller keeps the data and access rules for the two
data types separate.
configure StorageZone Connectors when you create a zone using the StorageZones
Controller wizard or from the StorageZones Controller console.
access to particular network file shares or SharePoint document libraries,
specify a list of
Allowed Paths and/or
Paths. After you save your changes, restart the IIS server.
connections to StorageZone Connectors are first checked against the allowed
paths. If the connection is allowed, the path is then checked against the
denied paths. For example, to provide access to \\myserver\teamshare and all of
its subfolders except for \\myserver\teamshare\restricted, specify an allowed
path of \\myserver\teamshare and a denied path of
connections are allowed by default, indicated by an
Allowed Paths value of
*. The value
* is not valid for
- If the
allowed and denied paths conflict with each other, the most restrictive path is
- Entries are
connectors to network file shares, specify the allowed UNC paths.
Example with FQDN:
You can use the following variables in the UNC path:
Redirects to a user's home directory. Example path:
Redirects to a user's home folder path, as defined in the
Active Directory property Home-Directory. Example path:
Redirects to a user's Terminal Services home directory, as
defined in the Active Directory property ms-TS-Home-Directory. The location is
used when a user logs on to Windows from a terminal server or Citrix XenApp
server. Example path:
In the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, the
ms-TS-Home-Directory value is accessible on the
Remote Desktop Services Profile tab
when editing a user object.
The variables are not case sensitive.
Important: Do not create a connector to the ShareFile
Data storage location. Depending on user permissions, doing so can enable users
to remove all ShareFile Data.
- For a
connector to a root-level SharePoint site, specify the root-level path.
- For a
connector to a SharePoint site collection:
connectors to SharePoint 2010 document libraries, specify the URLs (not
including path terminators, such as
file.aspx or /Forms).
SharePoint 2013 URL (when Minimal Download Strategy is enabled) is in the form: