Documentation forServ-U File Server

Serv-U global users

A user account is required to access the file server. At its most basic level, a user account defines login credentials (that is, the login ID and password), a home directory, a set of directory access rules that define areas of the system accessible to this user, and the actions the user can perform in those locations. Each active session on the file server has a user account associated with it identifying the client to the administrator.

Global users

Defined at the server level, global users can log in to any domain on the file server.

Database users

Database users are stored in an external database accessible through ODBC and supplement the local account database.

Because user accounts can be assigned at various levels with the same login ID, a hierarchy is used by Serv-U to determine which account takes precedence.

Where user accounts can be specified at both the domain and server levels, the domain level account always takes precedence over the server account.

When you create users, consider what kind of access they will need, and select the appropriate location for the user account accordingly. You can save time and effort by entering such settings at the server level to remove the need for multiple user accounts at the domain level.

User collections

With Serv-U MFT Server, you can organize user accounts into collections to make account management more logical and organized. This can be useful when you manage all users from a department or physical location. For example, you can place all users in the accounting department in a collection named Accounting, or place all users at an office in Topeka in a collection named Topeka Users.