Smbweb Retirement

  • The Smbweb service — and support for the iOS and Android apps — will be retired on 1/22/2019. For more information, see “Smbweb Retirement”.

This article details how to access file shares using an Android or iOS device. ITS does not license this software, require its use, or support it outside of offering the configuration settings. There are other no-cost alternatives to access your file shares on the Accessing Lafayette File Shares.

Download the App

In order to access your file shares on your device, you will first need to download the Pydio app from your app store. Access to file shares using the Pydio app is not a guaranteed service since ITS cannot control the development of this app.

Configure Pydio for Android

App Setup

When you first start Pydio, you will be prompted to add server information. Use the following values and then tap “OK”.

  • Server Name: Any name that will be meaningful to you; e.g. “Lafayette”
  • Server URL: Select “https” and enter “smbweb.lafayette.edu”
  • User: Your Lafayette NetID
  • Password: Your Lafayette password
  • Checkboxes:Check the box for “SSL: Trust self-signed certificate”. Do NOT check the box for “Server uses legacy access (<4.0)”

Once you have set up the server, you can connect to the server by tapping the icon.

Using the App

Once you log on, using the App is similar to using any file browser. Repositories, directories, and files are accessed by tapping on them. Tapping a file results in the default display action being taken.

Depending on the type of the file chosen, certain actions may be available. For instance, you can download files and open them with other apps, or you can delete them. Tapping and holding a file name while it is selected will present you with a drop down list of other options.

You can create a new Folder (in a directory where you have write access) by pressing the menu button on your device. Doing so will prompt you with a few options, allowing you to upload a file from your device to the server or add a folder to this directory.

Pydio is developed and maintained by Charles du Jeu.

Configure Pydio for iOS

App Setup

When you first start Pydio, you will be prompted to add server information.

  • Type https://smbweb.lafayette.edu into the Server address field.
  • Fill in the Login and Passwords fields with your Lafayette NetID and password
  • Choose a meaningful name for the server and enter it into the Label field; e.g. “Lafayette”.
  • Set the Trust SSL Certificate field to ON
  • Set the Legacy Server (<4.0) field to OFF
  • Tap Save

iOS Pydio Config

 

iOS Pydio Config

Once you have configured the server information, you can connect to it by tapping its icon in the Pydio server list.

iOS Pydio Server List

Using the App

Once connected, using the App is similar to using a file browser. Repositories, directories, and files are accessed by tapping on them.

You can create a new File/Folder (in a directory where you have write access), by tapping the + icon in the bottom left of the screen.

You can download a file by clicking on it, and tapping the download button in the top right corner.

iOS Pydio Download Button

Pydio is developed and maintained by Charles du Jeu.