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Content Management

How to Add a Qnap NAS

Step 1: Install the FileFlex Connector on the QNAP NAS.

  1. Log in to the QNAP Finder software. (For more information about setting up a QNAP NAS and installing QNAP Finder, see the Quick Installation Guide for your QNAP NAS model available at the QNAP Support Center.)
    - Make sure your computer is connected to the same network as the QNAP NAS and can access the Internet.
    - Download the QNAP Finder software from the QNAP website here.
    - QNAP Finder will find your QNAP NAS on the local network. Open QNAP Finder, select the QNAP NAS that it finds, then click Login.
    - Enter the administrator username and password and log in.
  2. Use QNAP Finder to find and log in to your NAS

  3. When the QNAP NAS software opens, select the App Center icon.
  4. Select App Center

  5. When the App Center opens, in the left navigation bar select All Apps, then scroll down to FileFlex Connector, click Add to QTS or Install.
  6. Select All Apps, scroll to FileFlex, click Add to QTS

  7. The App Center will download and install the FileFlex Connector on the NAS. When it is finished confirm that it is installed an ON. Click My Apps, and check to see that FileFlex Connector is there and that it is ON.
  8. Select My Apps and check to see that the FileFlex Connector is installed on ON

Step 2: Link FileFlex Enterprise to the QNAP NAS.

NOTE: PC should be connected to the NAS over the same network.
  1. Next you must link your FileFlex Enterprise account to your QNAP NAS. From your PC or mobile device with FileFlex Enterprise already installed and connected to the NAS over the same network whether via LAN or Wi-Fi, open the FileFlex Enterprise User Administration Panel.
  2. Select the menu icon in the Global Application bar. In the dropdown, select Add Content Source.
  3. Select Add Content Source

  4. Select the company you would like to add the NAS to.

  5. Select the QNAP icon and run the setup wizard.
    Note: You must be on the same network of the QNAP NAS being added.
    • In the setup wizard, you will have the option to edit the following device settings:

      - Network settings
      - Proxy settings to access the Internet
      - Anti-virus settings

      To edit these or to define which antivirus software on the host machine will be used to scan files uploaded to it, please refer to the section Device Settings.
      Note: The antivirus software must already be installed and running with a valid license on the host machine.
  6. The activation page will now appear that will link your QNAP NAS to your FileFlex account. You will need to enter the following credentials.
    Username - This is the username of the administrator.
    Password - This is the password of the administrator.
    Domain (Optional if not part of a domain) - If your NAS is on a company or corporate domain, you will need to enter the domain that your server belongs to.
    Activation Code - This code is entered automatically. For security reasons the code is time limited and will time-out if not used shortly. If the code does time-out, you will need to start again at Step 1.

After you have entered your credentials, click Activate.

You should now have connected FileFlex Enterprise to a QNAP NAS. You can assign users to that NAS - see Assigning Specific Content Sources To a User.

Note: Although administrative credentials are used to set up NAS, the user’s credentials are used to access to the storage. Each user that is permitted to access this storage will need to have their own credentials and permissions in place.