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Accessible Directory Settings Dialog Box

Getting there

The options are:


Virtual directory

The directory name that is visible to client users. For example:


Note: You can enter a forward slash (/) to configure a chrooted environment. Only the specified physical directory is available to users, and the user login directory is automatically set equal to that directory. If you set Physical directory to "$drive" (not case-sensitive) rather than specifying a directory, this option provides access to multiple local drives. For details, see Virtual Root Directories and Chrooted Environments.


Physical directory

The actual directory path on the Reflection for Secure IT server or in the Windows domain. For example:


Note: Use UNC paths to specify directories on remote servers; mapped drives are not supported.

You can specify any physical directory, or use one of the following pattern strings to specify user-specific directories. For details see Pattern Strings in Directory Paths.




The user's User profile folder.




The user's Home folder.




The user’s login name.




The user's domain name and login in the format domain.username.



Note: Do not use %u or %U to point to a location within a user's Windows profile folder. Neither of these options works correctly for this purpose. Use these options to create your own user-specific locations in some other location, for example on a shared network file server. For details, see Pattern Strings in Directory Paths.





View file and directory lists.



View file contents.



Modify files, create files, create directories, and modify file attributes.



Delete files and directories.



Rename files and directories.




Use the credential of the client user

When this is selected (the default), the virtual directory is available to the client user if he or she has access rights to the specified physical directory.


Use a specific credential (network resources only)

Select this option to grant the client user rights associated with an alternate user whose name and password are stored in the credential cache.

Note: This option is available only if Physical directory specifies a UNC path.


Select Credential

Opens the Select Credential dialog box.

Note: The same cache is used to store credentials for multiple features. By default, when you open Select Credential from Accessible Directory Settings, you'll see all currently available credentials that can be used to provide access to file transfer directories. You can select an available name from the list, add a new name, or change the filter to view additional credentials.


Related Topics

Customize Directory Access for File Transfers

Pattern Strings in Directory Paths

Virtual Root Directories and Chrooted Environments

Understanding How Credentials Affect User Access to Resources