Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Setup Default Permission for File Transfer with CrossFTP

Permission is one of the most important security aspect for the files on the remote site. We pay high attention on this area, and to allow flexible permission control for file transfers, CrossFTP supports four types of permission setting policies for the upload and FXP tasks. You can find the permission setting options in the Site Manager -> Actions-> Default Permission.

 Fig. 1. Default Permission Setup

As shown in the Figure 1, the available options are:
  • No Inheritance: do not setup and arbitery permissions in the transfer process.
  • From Parent: the file's permission will be copied from its parent folder's permission.
  • From Source: the permission will be copied from the FXP transfer's source file.
  • Default Permission: you can specify the default permission at the right side's "..." button. Transfered files will be assigned with this permission. For different FTP protocols, such as FTP (Fig. 2) and S3 (Fig. 3), different UI will be provided for setting the default permission. This is the recommended choice if you don't know which option to choose.

 Fig. 2. Default Permission UI for FTP

 Fig. 3. Default Permission UI for S3

For S3 site, the permission will be assigned during the transfer, so that you don't need to pay for the permission change operation's fee.

This feature is available for CrossFTP 1.81.2 or later.
CrossFTP is a FTP and Amazon S3 client for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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