Files.com

The Files.com modules allow you to watch, create, update, list, delete, and retrieve the users, groups, and permissions in your Files.com account.

Getting Started with Files.com

Prerequisites

  • A Files.com account

In order to use Files.com with Make, it is necessary to have a Files.com account. If you do not have one, you can create a Files.com account at brickftp.com.

Note

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting Files.com to Make

To connect your Files.com account to Make you need to obtain the API Key from your Files.com account and insert it in the Create a connection dialog in the Make module.

  1. Log in to your Files.com account.

  2. Click Your Profile Icon > My account.

  3. Navigate to API keys section and click Add key. Enter a name for the API key, enter your account's password, and click Save.

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  4. Copy the API Key to your clipboard.

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  5. Go toMake and open the Files.com module's Create a connection dialog.

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  6. In the Connection name field, enter a name for the connection.

  7. In the Your Files.com API Key field, enter the API key copied in step 4, and click Continue.

The connection has been established.

Users

Triggers when a new user is created.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of users Make should return during one scenario execution cycle.

Gets a user's details by ID.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

User ID

Select or map the User ID whose details you want to retrieve.

Creates a new user.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Username

Enter the user's username.

PAssword

Enter the user's account password.

Source File

Avatar Name

Enter the name of the avatar file.

Avatar Data

Enter (map) the data of the avatar file.

Disabled

Select whether the user is disabled. Disabled users cannot log in, and do not count for billing purposes. Users can be automatically disabled after an inactivity period via a Site setting.

Bypass Inactive Disable

Select whether you want to always keep the user active. When selected yes, prevents the user from being disabled due to inactivity.

Authentication Method

Select or map the authentication method for the user. For example, password, SSO.

Password Validity Dates

Enter (map) the number of days the user can use the same password.

Require Password Change On Login

Select whether you want to force the user to change the password on their next login.

Email

Enter the user's email address.

Group IDs

Add the Group IDs to which you want to add the user.

Site Admin

Select whether you want to mark the user as site admin.

Self-Managed

Does this user manage its own credentials or is it a shared/bot user?

Notes

Enter (map) any additional information about the user you want to save internally.

FTP Permission

Select whether the user can access the files using FTP.

REST API Permission

Select whether the user has access to the REST API.

SFTP Permission

Select whether the user can access the files using SFTP.

Allowed IPs

Add the IP addresses which are allowed to this user. When left blank, allows the user to connect to all the IPs. The format should be 192.168.1.0/27.

FTP Root Folder

Select or map the FTP Root Folder to show as the root when this user logs in through the FTP interface.

Ensure this folder exists, as it will not be automatically created. Does not apply to the web interface. This should not contain a leading slash but must contain a trailing slash. For example, Users/jenny/.

Grant Permissions On Root Folder

Select or map the user permissions you want to grant to the root folder:

  • Read/Write/Delete

  • Read Only

  • Write Only

  • Preview Only

  • History

Updates a user by ID.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

User ID

Select or map the User ID whose details you want to update.

Username

Enter the user's username.

PAssword

Enter the user's account password.

Source File

Avatar Name

Enter the name of the avatar file.

Avatar Data

Enter (map) the data of the avatar file.

Disabled

Select whether the user is disabled. Disabled users cannot log in, and do not count for billing purposes. Users can be automatically disabled after an inactivity period via a Site setting.

Bypass Inactive Disable

Select whether you want to always keep the user active. When selected yes, prevents the user from being disabled due to inactivity.

Authentication Method

Select or map the authentication method for the user. For example, password, SSO.

Password Validity Dates

Enter (map) the number of days the user can use the same password.

Require Password Change On Login

Select whether you want to force the user to change the password on their next login.

Email

Enter the user's email address.

Group IDs

Add the Group IDs to which you want to add the user.

Site Admin

Select whether you want to mark the user as site admin.

Self-Managed

Select whether this user manages their own credentials or is it a shared/bot user.

Notes

Enter (map) any additional information about the user you want to save internally.

FTP Permission

Select whether the user can access the files using FTP.

REST API Permission

Select whether the user has access to the REST API.

SFTP Permission

Select whether the user can access the files using SFTP.

Allowed IPs

Add the IP addresses which are allowed to this user. When left blank, allows the user to connect to all the IPs. The format should be 192.168.1.0/27.

FTP Root Folder

Select or map the FTP Root Folder to show as the root when this user logs in through the FTP interface.

Ensure this folder exists, as it will not be automatically created. Does not apply to the web interface. This should not contain a leading slash but must contain a trailing slash. For example, Users/jenny/.

Grant Permissions On Root Folder

Select or map the user permissions you want to grant to the root folder:

  • Read/Write/Delete

  • Read Only

  • Write Only

  • Preview Only

  • History

Deletes a user by ID.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

User ID

Select or map the User ID you want to delete.

Searches for specific users or lists them all.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Search

Enter (map) the name, email, or username of the user you want to search for.

Limit

Set the maximum number of users Make should return during one scenario execution cycle.

Groups

Triggers when a new group is created.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of groups Make should return during one scenario execution cycle.

Gets a single group by ID.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Group ID

Select or map the Group ID whose details you want to retrieve.

Creates a new group.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Name

Enter (map) the name of the group.

Notes

Enter (map) the additional information about the group which you want to save.

User IDs

Add the User IDs which you want to add to the group.

Have a Teams Power plan or higher?

Select whether the group has a power plan or a higher plan to it.

Updates a group by ID.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Group ID

Select or map the Group ID whose details you want to update.

Name

Enter (map) the name of the group.

Notes

Enter (map) the additional information about the group which you want to save.

User IDs

Add the User IDs which you want to add to the group.

Have a Teams Power plan or higher?

Select whether the group has a power plan or a higher plan to it.

Deletes a group by ID.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Group ID

Select or map the Group ID you want to delete.

Searches for specific groups or lists them all.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Group IDs

Add the Group IDs you want to list.

Limit

Set the maximum number of groups Make should return during one scenario execution cycle.

Permissions

Creates new permission.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Type

Select or map the permissions you want to create:

  • Group Permission

  • User Permission

Group ID

Select or map the Group ID to which you want to grant the permission.

User ID

Select or map the User ID to whom you want to grant the permission.

Permission

Select or map the permission level for the user:

  • Full

  • Read Only

  • Write Only

  • Preview Only

  • History

  • Admin

Folder Path

Enter the folder path to which you want to give permission to the user.

Recursive

Select whether you want to apply the same permissions to the subfolders.

Deletes permission by ID.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Permission ID

Select or map the Permission ID you want to delete.

Searches for specific permissions or lists them all.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Filter By

Select or map the option to filter the records.

Path

Select or map the path whose permissions you want to search.

Group ID

Select or map the Group ID whose permissions you want to search.

User ID

Select or map the User ID whose permissions you want to search.

Include Groups

Select whether you want to include user's permissions that are inherited from its groups.

Limit

Set the maximum number of permissions Make should return during one scenario execution cycle.

Files

Triggers when a new file is uploaded to a specific folder.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

Folder ID

Select or map the Folder ID whose uploads you want to watch.

Limit

Set the maximum number of file uploads Make should return during one scenario execution.

Uploads a file.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

File Name

Enter (map) the file name with extension. For example, sample.png.

File Data

Enter (map) the data of the file.

Folder ID

Select or map the Folder ID to which you want to upload

Other

Performs an arbitrary authorized API call.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Files.com account.

URL

Enter a path relative to https://app.files.com/api/rest. For example: /v1/files

Note

For the list of available endpoints, refer to the Files.com API Documentation.

Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

GET

to retrieve information for an entry.

POST

to create a new entry.

PUT

to update/replace an existing entry.

PATCH

to make a partial entry update.

DELETE

to delete an entry.

Headers

Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.

Query String

Enter the request query string.

Body

Enter the body content for your API call.

The following API call returns all the groups from your Files.com account:

URL:

/v1/groups.json

Method:

GET

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Matches of the search can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body.

In our example, 4 groups were returned:

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