Enabling anonymous access

You can allow anonymous access to a host so that users can access specified folders on the host without needing a user account. Users can then log on using any username that you have designated as an anonymous user and their email address for the password (or no password).

When an anonymous user logs on to a host, they can perform any action which they are granted permission, either by a direct permission on the account or by the anonymous group, which all users marked as anonymous are automatically added to.

To enable anonymous access to the host:

  1. From the menu, select Server > Hosts.  The Hosts page opens.
  2. Select a host from the list by clicking on the hyperlinked host name.  The Edit Host page opens.
  3. Select Allow anonymous access.
  4. Click Save.

To designate a user as an anonymous user:

  1. From the top menu, select Host > Users. The Users page opens.
  2. In the list of users, select a user by clicking on the linked Username. The Edit User page opens.
  3. In User type, select Anonymous.
  4. Click Save.

Tip: You also set permissions for the anonymous user on any folders. For example, you can use folders or virtual folders to create a download or an upload folder for anonymous users.