Welcome to ProVide Installation Tutorial!
This is a basic tutorial for setting up ProVide.
- 1 Executing the setup package
- 2 Running the administration site
- 3 Configuring services
- 4 Setting up your first account
- 5 Setting up home directory for user
- 6 Setting up services for user
- 7 Connecting to your server with an FTP client
Executing the setup package
Run the downloaded ProVide_Setup.exe file. If you haven’t downloaded ProVide you can do that from here.
The first thing you are faced with is the (rather short) license agreement which must be accepted by clicking the checkbox before you can proceed.
Click the checkbox and then Next.
Components & Password
Here you select where you want to install ProVide and if you want to run it as system service or if you want to start it manually. You will also need to set a password because ProVide requires a password for accessing the administration interface. Remember this as you will need it to configure the server. You dont need to set a password if you are updating so uncheck the checkbox above Administrator info if you are updating.
Enter your password.
Here you select which method you want to create a certificate for ProVide with. You have two options "Automatically" or Manually. If you choose automatically it creates it for you and if you create it manually you will need to fill in some info.
Choose an option and click "Next".
Finishing the installation
Once the installation has completed you are faced with the option to simply press ”Finish” and all installed applications will automatically start.
Running the administration site
When the administration site starts you are faced with a ”log in”-dialog in which you need to write the administration username and password you entered earlier.
Enter your username and password then click OK.
Activating a fully functional ProVide MEGA license trial
Once logged on to ProVide you will be faced with a window informing you that you need a license to use ProVide. If you do not yet have a license you may simply click on the button ”Activate trial…” to open up the trial registration form.
Filling out the trial registration form
The trial registration requires very little information and is easily filled.
Activating a ProVide license
Once logged on to ProVide you will be faced with a window informing you that you need a license to use ProVide. If you have already purchased a license then you activate it by clicking the Activate license button.
Select a valid license file
Browse to your license file and mark it, then click Open.
To start using FTP for example you need to activate it on the server before you can use it. First choose method in Admin interface and then activate it.
Activate for example FTP and click "Apply" and "OK"
Setting up your first account
To set up a account you first go to "Users&Group" on the top left. Then you click on "User" and then "NewUser". Now you fill in the information "Username" and Password even Displayname if you want to.
Click "Apply" and "OK".
Setting up home directory for user
Setting up home directory is very easy in ProVide and important to even log in to the user. Click on "Home Directory". Here you add "Resource" first then you can create subfolders with "New folder" option. Here you can even change rights for your folder and resource at the top right.
Choose a resource folder and fill in rights then click "OK" Now click "Apply" and "OK" again.
Setting up services for user
To activate the service you want the user to have access to you navigate to "Services" in the users tab. Then activate the services you want to activate.
Activate service and click "Apply" then "OK".
Connecting to your server with an FTP client
Simply provide your server IP along with the username and password you created just recently.
Sample screen of a successful login when connected via FTP from a client from "Server log" and "Server activity" in Admin interface on HTTPS. FTP is one simple way to connect but if want to skip to install a client you can connect with "https://ip"