When a Cerberus administrator accepts a Web Client account request, a group can be assigned to give that user access to a virtual directory, or directories. However, an issue arises if the administrator wants to give the user their own, non-shared directory. One option is to not assign a group and then go to User Manager to give the new user their virtual directory assignment.
However, Cerberus has the ability to dynamically create a virtual directory for the user, based on their username. If you add this capability to a group, you can assign users that have requested accounts to this group and a virtual directory will be dynamically assigned to them when they log in, saving having to go to User Manager to manually add the virtual directory. See below for instructions on how to set this up.
Creating a Default Virtual Directory:
Use this two-step walk-through example of how to create a default virtual directory for native users.
Step One: Create a Group and Virtual Directory
On the Groups page of the User Manager, create a group. For this example, the group will be named "Test Group 1", however, it can be named whatever you would like.
Now, select the group you created and add a New Virtual Directory by clicking on the 'New' button in the Virtual Directories section of the Group Details your group.
In this example, the new directory will map to c:\ftproot\users\%USER% (You can name the directory whatever you would like). Click the 'Add' button to save your new virtual directory assignment.
If added successfully, you will see the folder below reflecting the path you assigned. Click 'Update Group' to save the setting.
Step Two: Assign The Group to Account Request Users
To assign a new requested account to the group you created during the approval process, navigate to select Requested Accounts in the User Manager. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see your requested accounts. Select an account request to accept the request and configure it under Account Request Details there is a drop-down box for "Group". Use the drop-down box to select the group you created. Click the "Approve" button to accept the new user. Then click "Approve Request".
Once you have accepted the account request, you can verify that the users default virtual directory was setup correctly by returning to the Users page of the User Manager. You should now see your newly created user and the virtual directory folder and path.
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