Creating a Project

ScaleFT uses projects to organize collections of servers that are accessible by one or more groups of users. In order for users to authenticate to a server, the server will need to belong to a project and the user will need to be a member of a group that has permission access servers in that project.

To create a project, click “Projects” in the nagivation panel, then click “New Project”.

Naming a Project

Choose a unique name to identify your project. It may not contain spaces or special characters, other than -, _, or ..

Manage Server Users

ScaleFT can optionally instruct sftd to create and manage local user accounts on your servers for users who have access to the project. When operating in this mode:

  1. Users will automatically be assigned a user name based on their ScaleFT user name.
  2. On Linux servers, users will be automatically assigned a UID starting from 60001 in the order that they are granted access to the project. UIDs are assigned by ScaleFT on a per-project basis, so a user may have a different UID in each project that they belong to.

To enable user account management for a project, check the “Manage Server Users” box when creating the project.

Adding Groups

Once you have created your project, click on the “Permissions” tab, then click “Add Group” in order to grant a group of users permission to log in to servers in the project.

Server Account Permissions

If your project is configured to manage user accounts on servers, ScaleFT will create an account for each member of a group that you add to the project. You can control the permissions of these accounts when you add the group to the project.

Choose “Admin” under Server Account Permissions if you want server accounts created by ScaleFT to have the abililty to use sudo on Linux, or Administrator privileges on Windows. Otherwise use “User”, which will grant users the ability to log into the server, and create a user account on the server for users in that group.

Viewing Server Accounts

If your project is configured to create server accounts for users, you can view a list of user accounts that sftd will create on servers under the “Permissions” tab.