New Template: Remote File Manager

Accessing a remote folder from your web application seems like quite the simple task, right? Well.. It is true that as a feature its not a highly complex task, however, doing it without changing your local network, configure an FTP server, or exposing your (sensitive) folder to the web can be.

Today we’re very please to share with you our new Remote Folder Access Template, so that you won’t have to develop your own from scratch!

This new template will allow you to:

List Files from a local folder;
Download them individually;

(Windows Folder On-Premise)
(OMNIA Folder View)

The feature we’re demonstrating inherits its security from our OMNIA Connector (know more) and enables you to quickly and safely develop your own solution.

If you don’t have an OMNIA Subscription and wish to try our new template, let us know and will provide a 30-day free trial.

If your already have an OMNIA Subscription, here’s how you can try our new template for yourself:

Step 1: Create a new Tenant
– Go to your Tenant list (Management > Tenants) and create a new tenant (more info);
Step 2 - Create a new Connector

From within your tenant, go to your Connector list (Management > Connectors) and create a new connector (keep your client username close, you’ll need it for the next step)

(Create a new connector)
(Connector Credentials)
Step 3 - Give your Connector Permissions

Access your Tenant Security > Roles > Administration and add your Connector Client Username to the Administrators list;

Step 4 - Install Connector Locally

Download our latest version of the Connector (link here), extract to your Desktop (or wherever local environment your File Folder will be), open folder, access config.json and fill the missing configurations as follows:

Endpoint: Your Web Application’s Home URL

Client ID: Your Connector’s Client ID (See Step 2)

Client Secret: Your Connector’s Secret (See Step 2)

Save the config file, then start the connector by executing the Omnia.Connector.Windows application.

Step 5 - Import Template and Build Application

Access our Fileserver Github Page (or copy this url), import the new template (see more about importing) and build your application.

Step 6 - Create Desktop Folder and Files

Create a new folder on your desktop and add some files to it.

Step 7 - Create new FileServer and add Folder Location

Access your application, go to Configurations > File Server and Create New.

Use your Connector Code to identify your recently created Connector (see Step 2) and copy your new folder’s (absolute) local path.

Now visit the available File Library and check that your documents are already available for download.

… and that’s it! You have a new File Server working and ready for new and exciting developments!

If our platform seems the right fit for your business needs simply reach out to us and we’ll gladly arrange a quick, free, demo to showcase the basics of our development platform.