Server Configuration Guide

After the the installation of PowerFolder Server some general settings need to be configured, which can be found under the Preferences tab of the PowerFolder Server web interface, when logged on with the admin account. Please go through the steps below. Some of them are optional and can be skipped.

1. Activate the server and login as an admin

Once PowerFolder Server is installed as described in our Installation Guides, the server is ready for activation and configuration.

Accessing the server via web browser

After the installation the web interface can be accessed by entering the combination of the hostname where PowerFolder Server has been installed and port 8080, e.g.

Activation of the server

(warning) The page which will be displayed after the first time installation is not a logon screen for the server, but expects the account name (email) and password required for activation. When registering for a trial or purchasing a full product license, those licenses will be bound to the e-mail address which was used during registration/purchase.

Logging in to web interface as an admin

Once the activation is finished, the standard log-on screen should appear, where you can login as an admin user.

Standard log-on credentials

User: admin
Password: password 

First thing to do after the installation is to configure some basic settings. Just follow the next steps to go through the configuration.


2. Configure hostname and default data storage settings

 The first thing to configure after the initial activation of the server, are network and storage settings:

  • Preferences > Network > Hostname and Ports > Hostname: Defines the hostname under which the server can be reached by web users, desktop and mobile clients. (info)Please read our system requirements section and check if the necessary ports are opened on the server listening to the hostname.
  • Preferences > Storage > Storage > Default storage path: Defines the filesystem path to the directory, where the server will store new folders created by admins or users. (info)Please note that if you change this path later on, the existing folders will not be automatically migrated to the new location.

3. Configure optional settings

There are of course more settings which can be configured, e.g. for authentication, communication, customization and security:

You will also find a page describing all ot the available settings on a separate page.

4. Create user accounts and start to deploy clients

(tick) Once the server is configured, it is ready for operation. Our Deployment Guide will tell how to create users and deploy clients.