User Configuration Dialog Box

Getting there

Use the following options to add a new user to the user subconfiguration list.


  • Regular expressions are not supported for specifying domain and user information for subconfigurations.
  • Domain and user name matching is not case-sensitive.
  • After you have defined a group, click the available configuration panes (Permissions, Authentication, Password, Public Key, and SFTP Directories) to specify group-specific settings.



Local (the default)

Select if this user is defined on the local computer.


Select if this user is a member of a Windows Active Directory domain or an external user. Enter the domain name in the text box.

To specify an external user, use Reflection.VirtualDirectory for the domain name.

User name

Specify the user name.

Group inheritance

Display groups

Updates the group display for this user based on the current server configuration and the current state of your local and domain groups.

Caution: The group membership shown here may be different from the group membership established when a user connects. When you are running the console, the server queries Active Directory using your current user account. During an actual connection, the server uses either the server account, or the domain user account specified from the Active Directory Access pane. If group membership cannot be determined at connection time, the server applies global settings.



  • Inherited group information is read-only. To modify group priorities, use the Group Configuration pane.
  • Because the server uses your current user account to access group information, you must be logged in as a user with access to the groups you have configured to view inherited group information; for example, you must be logged in as a domain user to view inherited information about domain groups.



Primary group

By default only one group subconfiguration applies to any given user. If a user is a member of more than one group, the server applies the settings in the highest group on the list that applies to the user. This is the user's primary group.

Note: It is possible to configure the server to apply multiple group subconfigurations for SFTP directories and mapped drives. Even if you have made this modification, the user's primary group still applies to all other settings.

Possible values are:



group name
The group whose settings currently apply to this user.



No group subconfigurations currently apply to this user. Global settings will be applied.



Group membership could not be determined.


Groups for SFTP Accessible Directories and Mapped Drives

Displays which subconfigurations (if any) apply for settings you configure using SFTP Directories and Mapped Drives.

  • If no group subconfigurations currently apply to the specified user, this display remains blank.
  • If Use all applicable groups is not selected on the Group Configuration pane (the default), this display is the same as the Primary group.
  • If Use all applicable groups is selected on the Group Configuration pane, this display shows all groups that apply to this user.

Related Topics

Configure User-Specific Settings

Working with Subconfigurations

Permissions Pane

Authentication Pane

Password Pane

Public Key Pane

SFTP Directories Pane