4.0 Using NetStorage

NetStorage provides secure Internet-based access to files and folders on a NetWare® server in your network using either a browser or Microsoft* Web Folders (Microsoft's implementation of WebDAV). NetStorage authentication relies on the power of Novell® eDirectory™ to provide secure access, so Internet-based access is as secure as accessing files from within the network.

Based on how NetStorage has been configured, the NetStorage Web page displays the network files and folders you have access to. NetStorage reads your NetWare login script to determine drive mappings, reads eDirectory User object properties to determine your home directory, then displays a list of files and folders based on mapped drives and home directories. If you usually log in to more than one eDirectory tree, you might have access to additional home directories in different eDirectory trees. If you have a Novell iFolder 2.x® account, this account is also displayed. However, some NetStorage features such as Download for Editing are not available with Novell iFolder.

NetStorage reads the container, profile and user login scripts only from the primary eDirectory server specified during the installation and displays the user's drive mappings only based on those login scripts.

Users might have specific eDirectory rights to certain files and folders on your network but will not be able to access those files and folders using NetStorage unless login script drive mappings exist to those folders or the files and folders are in the user's home directory. If you want to provide users with NetStorage access to a specific folder, you might have to add a drive mapping command to that folder in a login script (container, profile, or user).