Couchdrop supports multiple users with separate permissions and access keys. This provides a greater level of security with Couchdrop and can help facilitate read and write only accounts that can be shared without compromising security.
Additional accounts can be customized to only allow access to certain directories and storage providers and given either read, write or read/write access. Accounts have a randomly generated username and password which can be set by an administrator, and can use RSA public keys.
Creating an Additional Account
From the dashboard, navigate to Users using the left navigation
Here you will see your main account and any other additional tokens you have configured..
Click Add User to create an additional user account.
You will now be provided a new screen where you can configure the following:
- Username (on selected plans)
- RSA key
- Access permissions (read only/read write/write only)
- IP Firewalling (this is to limit uploads from specific IP addresses for additional security)
- Additional permissions (upload portal, SFTP, SCP and Rsync as well as traditional FTP which is less secure)
Once you have created your user, they will now show up on your User dashboard
Additional User Permissions
You can also provide additional permissions for specific folders within Couchdrop
- Head to your Virtual File Storage within Couchdrop and press the three dots to the right of the folder you would like to have your attachments go into. Select Properties
- Within Properties scroll down to Permissions and select Add New Permission you will be prompted with a window where you can select a specific user that you have created and a list of permissions that you can grant the user for that folder.
- Once done, click Save an the user will appear with the selected permissions
Note - Additional Users that are created will not have admin access to Couchdrop or the Web UI unless they have Admin User enabled under the user settings.