Configure Access to Directories on a Remote Server
Note: To be able to use this feature you must be running Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition. For additional information, see the Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition Administrator's Guide, which is available from the Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition documentation page.
If you have installed Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition, you can configure access to files on a remote SFTP server, so that users logging into the Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition server can upload or download files to and from the remote server.
For example, you might install the Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition in the DMZ and configure access to a second server running behind the firewall. This reduces your security risks by limiting access to your internal network. The remote server can be running on Windows or UNIX, and can be running Reflection for Secure IT or other SFTP server software.
Data streams continuously through the gateway, eliminating the need to save the file on this server. This is more secure and more efficient than file transfer solutions that require the file to be stored and then forwarded.
You can map multiple accessible directories on one or more remote servers in addition to (or instead of) providing access to directories on the Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition server. For example, you might use the default configuration to provide access to the user's home directory (/Home) on the Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition server, and configure access to a second directory (/guest/uploads in the example below) and call the virtual directory Uploads.
In this example, the Home directory is on the Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition server. Access is provided by the user's credentials on the server. Access to the Upload directory is provided by an account called adminuser on a remote server called Host2.
With the configuration above, if you set the user's login directory equal to /, the user will see two directories, Home and Uploads. Here's a sample command line session from a client user (Joe) connecting to a Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition server (rsithost) with this configuration:
There is no indication to the user that these directories are located on different servers, and the user has no knowledge of the name of the remote server or the user account whose credentials are used to gain access to this server.
To configure access to a directory on a remote SFTP server