ECAS Solution

Before you start

ECAS - E asy C rypt A and S hare ECAS is your self-powered, self-contained storage solution the cloud, which allows all users to upload files, share them with third parties, and retrieve and update them independently of the device.

Integration of ECAS

Integrate ECAS using Mac OS X

1. Copy your WebDAV path. Log in to your ECAS and click on the ECAS logo in the upper left corner. In the middle you will now see the complete webDAV path. Mark it completely and copy it with cmd + c.

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2. Open your finder

Open the finder

3. Simultaneously press apple / cmd key + K

Add drive

4. Enter the WebDAV path of your ECAS drive

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5. Enter your ECAS username and your ECAS password

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6.If you want to integrate ECAS permanently and automatically, open the OS X System Preferences and select User Groups.

Add drive

7. In the User window, select Login Items and add another item in Login Items using +.

Add drive

8. In the opening Finder window, select your ECAS drive from the left column and click Add.

Add new drive

ECAS is now automatically included every time OS X starts up.

As an example of the integration of WebDAV under Linux, a configuration of the Nautilus file manager under Ubuntu is shown here.

1.The first step is to open the file manager and then select Connect to Server in the menu on the left-hand side.

2. A dialog box opens in which the server address must be specified. It should be noted that the protocol is not specified https, but davs. After the protocol, enter the server name and then the complete path to the user directory. The server name and the path can be read in the WebUI of ECAS under My profile.

3. Once the server has been successfully contacted, a dialog will appear to enter the credentials. The user name must be the usual login name. After submitting the credentials, the contents of the WebDAV drive are displayed.

Under Windows, you need to do 2 steps to connect a WebDAV drive to your system.

Important: A valid SSL certificate signed by an official CA is required to allow a smooth WebDAV integration on Windows.

1. Service WebClient
The WebClient service provides a method for sending and receiving data via a URL. This Windows service must be started, please proceed as follows:

Click on the Windows key and enter services. 

WebClient aus der Windows Oberfläche

Click on Services, you will get into a pop-up window called Services.

Select the WebClient service and click Start. To keep this setting, you can also start the WebClient service automatically. To set this, right-click on WebClient and select Properties. It opens a pop-up window. Under Startup type select Autotematic and confirm this entry with OK.

WebClient aus der Windows Oberfläche

2. Include network drive
A network drive is treated almost like a normal hard drive, but this requires a permanent network / internet connection. Please follow the instructions below to include a network drive.

Please press the Windows key + E to start the Explorer. Please click on Computer or This PC. Under Network, please select Map network drive./p>

WebClient aus der Windows Oberfläche


It opens a pop-up window in which you can enter data. Please select a drive letter under which you would like to reach ECAS. Enter here the complete WevDAV path from your profile.

Important: Do not use IP, as Windows does not support it.

WebClient aus der Windows Oberfläche

Restore connection at login 

Activate the checkbox to automatically connect to ECAS each time you log in to your system. Click Finish to connect to your ECAS. After approx. 5 seconds, a pop-up window will open in which you can enter your login data for your ECAS.

Activate the checkbox to save the login data and an automatic connection is possible. After clicking OK your network drive is set up and you can use it like a normal drive.

Important: Please note that Windows does not interpret the memory display on WebDAV drives correctly.

General questions

WebDAV stands for Web -based D istributed A uthoring and V ersioning. WebDAV is a standard for deploying files over the Internet.
ECAS can be used flexibly and can already be integrated with Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Use hundreds of apps for smartphones and tablets. These apps offer a variety of features so you can access, edit, or share your files from anywhere, because ECAS works with the open WebDAV standard.
A crypto container is a special storage area that is protected by cryptographic methods. The crypto container used at ECAS has been created using Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) and has an encryption depth of 256 AES px with a 512bit key.

In which variants is ECAS available?

Cloud Appliance

Ready to use online solution with own operating system and own database including crypto container. The provider only provides the infrastructure, but has no access to your files.

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Virtual Appliance

Easy-to-install solution including operating system for operation in your virtual environment (for example, VMware, KVM, Hyper-V).

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Hardware Appliance

Hardware, software and operating system. Ready-to-use desktop device for use in your own network.

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Tips & Tricks for the web interface

To uncheck files / folders a simple click on the icons above your files is sufficient. With one click, all markers are removed. demarkieren

Under My Files - Shares, you can see your invitations and your shared files. By clicking on a share, you can see the details or deactivate the share. When deactivating shares, they will be deleted with a delay of about 1 hour. Thus, you still have enough time to reactivate the release.

To move / copy a file or a folder to another location, first mark the desired files and folders. Then click on the corresponding icon (More can be found here: "What are the meaning of the icons on the web interface?") In the menu and select the action you want to perform. After selecting the action, navigate to the target directory and execute the "Insert action" via the corresponding icon. copy move
For users using the Safari browser, the folder may appear blank even though there are files. The problem is due to a bug in Safari. Restarting the browser or deleting cookies can help. When using other browsers (Ex: Firefox, Chrome) this misconduct is not found.

Bugs / problems

To delete a shared folder, you must first deactivate the share under "My Files" -> "Shares" . This share is now available for one more hour to allow for any reactivation. At the end of the hour, the share will be removed, including folders under "My Files" .

No problem! You can always see the PIN for the appropriate share at "My Files" -> "Shares" . Just click on the share to see the PIN again. A subsequent change of the PIN is not possible.
The different memory limits come through different calculation modes to conditions. In this case the display in DOMOS is calculated with Mebibyte (MiB). The display in ECAS is calculated in megabytes (MB). The conversion of megabytes takes place with a value of 1000 bytes, whereby Mebibyte is calculated with 1024 bytes. This can cause small differences in the display.
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