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File server access through SSL VPN?

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aeroplane_
Regular Contributor

File server access through SSL VPN?

Hi Experts,

I want to access the file server through SSL VPN. I configured the core access and its working fine. BUT I want when users access the file server home directory then under the home directory user can see only his/her folder other folders should be invisible.

Many thanks for help.

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DeaconZ_
Frequent Contributor

Re: File server access through SSL VPN?

Don't configure in SSL VPN. Configure it in Windows Server. Make it so only admins and individual user has permission to the folder. It won't show up for the user in the VPN file browser if they have no permissions.

Are you using Active Directory? If so, configure the user's home drive as \\servername\share\%username%

Also, you can map the role in VPN with attribute "homeDirectory" is \\servername\*

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muttbarker_
Valued Contributor

Re: File server access through SSL VPN?

How did you define the fileserver access. A typical resource profile would be something like:

\\servername\<username> where username is the variable that will allow the SA box to substitue their login username in its place and show just that associated directory.

aeroplane_
Regular Contributor

Re: File server access through SSL VPN?

Hi

Thanks for reply. Ok if we define resoruce access as \\servername\<username> then when I click the bookmark it gave the error. Can you explain after user login to the IVE then how it can access the resource? The user has to manuall access the resource instead of bookmark?

Thanks

Tessian_
Frequent Contributor

Re: File server access through SSL VPN?

Is the share actually \\<servername>\<username>? In other words if my username is john.doe and the server is Fileserver1, would my share be located at \\fileserver1\john.doe ? Is that the literal path? This will only work if the username they log in as is the same name as their share.

aeroplane_
Regular Contributor

Re: File server access through SSL VPN?

Hi

Thanks for reply. Actually my resource acces should be \\fileserver1\HOME\<username>. When I made this resource access policy and after login of user, when it click the bookmark for this resource policy, not found error was occured.

Kindly guide me how to do this? What I am missing

Thanks

muttbarker_
Valued Contributor

Re: File server access through SSL VPN?

A couple of things:

1- Check the logs

2- Run a policy trace - Maintenance / Troubleshooting / User Sessions / Policy Trace - select the realm/user and Files - it will show you how the SA box evaluates the policy.

Check your path syntax - depending on how you have defined access to the box and your various share scenarios you may not have your resource defined correctly.

DeaconZ_
Frequent Contributor

Re: File server access through SSL VPN?

Don't configure in SSL VPN. Configure it in Windows Server. Make it so only admins and individual user has permission to the folder. It won't show up for the user in the VPN file browser if they have no permissions.

Are you using Active Directory? If so, configure the user's home drive as \\servername\share\%username%

Also, you can map the role in VPN with attribute "homeDirectory" is \\servername\*

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aeroplane_
Regular Contributor

Re: File server access through SSL VPN?

Thank you very much. Can you explain this line \\servername\share\%username% ?

Thanks

DeaconZ_
Frequent Contributor

Re: File server access through SSL VPN?

Sorry for the delayed response, but that line was in reference to the user account in Active Directory. In the user account, under the Profile tab is where you put it. Obviously replace \\server\share with the name of your file server and share name.