Remote Administration

Reference:        Overview of Beyond FTP

The remote administration features allow you to manage Beyond FTP servers from a central location.  There are four areas involved in remote administration.  All require that you possess administrator security rights at the remote server for full control.  You must enter the administrator user id and password in the address book at your central location.  In addition, all require that the version of the remote Beyond FTP server be at least 2.3.

Remote Address Book administration allows you to modify the address book at one or more Beyond FTP servers.  A separate window is opened for each remote address book, and provides the functionality associated with modifying your local address book.  You may save your changes at just the one remote location, or distribute the address book to multiple locations.  Administrator rights are required.

Remote Security administration allows you to modify the Beyond FTP file system security information.  This includes the ability to add and delete users, rights, and access assignments.  Only a single server may be modified at a time.  However, the security files may be distributed with address book information when they apply to multiple locations.  Administrator rights are required.

Remote Services administration allows you to modify the Beyond FTP services configuration as maintained by the Console program.  Services may be added or removed, and the advanced configuration may be altered as necessary.  These changes may only be made on a server-by-server basis, and require access to the Beyond FTP directory at the remote machine.  You must restart the services for many of these changes to take effect.  Administrator rights are required.

Remote Script administration allows you to start, stop, and obtain the status of scripts running at remote servers.  This does not include remote script editing.  The script must already be compiled and the .DCF file must reside at the remote server.  Generally, all scripts are maintained centrally, and include user and password information from the central address book.  The compiled script files are then distributed and managed using these features. Administrator rights are required to start and stop scripts.  However, you may examine remote scripts as long as you have access rights (read) to the Beyond FTP directory.

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