File Gateway

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What is File Gateway ?

File Gateway is a unique service proposed by Pydio to help you secure your installation. When you share a public link with an external person, it will "by design" send to the outside world the base URL of your Pydio installation, like https://yourdomain.tld/pydio/public/{unique_hash}.

To avoid disclosing this base URL (https://yourdomain.tld/pydio/), File Gateway is a hosted proxy that will transform the public link into https://filesend.cc/{another_unique_hash}. People accessing this link will never see your base URL.

Setup File Gateway

As a hosted service, File Gateway is a paying feature. If you are interested, please contact our Sales service and once you have a valid subscription for this, you will need your API Key as featured in your Pydio.com account.

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Open the Settings panel of your pydio and under the "All Plugins" list, look for the "File Gateway" link shortener plugin. Enable the plugin and put your API Key / API Secret in the configuration. Pick the domain and region on which you want your link to be hosted. We currently propose 2 different domains (filesend.cc, yoursha.re), and each of them can be hosted in either United States or Europe. Choose the region closest to your installation and your most common users.

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Checking Setup

Once it is activated, the usage is transparent for your users. As soon as you generate a public link, you should see that the links are now generated with this remote URL instead of your pydio URL.

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