This Wiki presents an overview of the services provided in the hochstaffl.eu and hochstaffl.local domain. Furthermore, is a support for users that are utilizing the infrastructure. Note that most services are available via the publicly accessible domain hochstaffl.eu. However, the domain hochstaffl.local is only accessible from within the company network or via a dedicated VPN connection and requires to login with a domain users.
So far, there are basically three services available via the public domain, i.e. a Remote- , Exchange- , and Cloud-Storage services. Usually this takes place once services are implemented and sufficiently configured for operational use. In the subsequent sections the services are described in more detail on how they can be used as well as some technical hints.
NOTICE: The services use encrypted connections that are established using trusted certificates, hence, there is no need to install or trust any private issued certificates. However, the hochstaffl.local network is using a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for internal purposes. If a user aims to install a certificate issued by the Certificate Authority (CA) within the hochstaffl.local domain please download the root certificate from here and import them on your computer or mobile device in the section of trusted root CA's.
A remote session host server is providing various remote services throughout the internet to domain users. It allows to execute remote applications over the internet. In general this service requires fast network connection for proper operations, hence at times of high (internet) network traffic load there may occur some latency. However, most services run smooth when accessed from a browser via the internet. The subsequent pages within this section (click the link above) provide detailed information on services provided and how they can be used by different users. A Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) server hosts Windows based programs or the full Windows desktop that can be accessed from remote users via a network connection.
An Exchange Server is providing eMail, calendar, contact and other organizational services to domain and non-domain (external) users. The service can be accessed via any browser over the internet, IOS or Android, an Outlook client or the Windows 8, 10 eMail feature. In addition emails can also be accessed via POP3 or IMAP using an eMail client such as Thunderbird. Most email client make use of the Autodiscover feature provided by the Exchange Server which means that the user does not need to do any setup manually but only providing its username and password. Configuration is then performed by the Autodiscover service. For more details click the link above.
Access to the Cloud-Storage Server can easily be established from any web browser. It is implemented by means of Pydio, a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces Pydio provides features to gain back control and privacy of your data. File sharing includes applications for web, desktop and mobile assuring that your end users can easily manage their critical documents everywhere. Pydio is hosted exclusively on the domains private cloud server so you can rest assured that files are securely managed under domain control without third party contact.
Domain users can connect to the FTP-Server, allowing them to securely store files on a 24/7 available network drive. In addition, via WebDAV the server allows users to share information over a network without having to physically transfer files by floppy diskette or some other external storage device.
The public directory of the FTP-Server is accessed via ftp://ftp.hochstaffl.eu. This is a so called anonymous FTP access that is open for everyone.
Access to your individual and isolated domain-user directory requires credentials, i.e. username and password, to login. The domain-user directories are hosted on ftps://ftp.hochstaffl.eu and a connection is established via ftps://email@example.com using either a web-browser or FTP-Client software such as FileZilla or Cyberduck. The user should be advised to use the secure connection FTPS (FTP over SSL) which provides data-in-motion encryption through SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Basically the way this works is an FTP-Client connects over the control/command channel (on port 21), and then the client can negotiate SSL for the data channel.
Beside the FTP server there is also the possibility to access a Shared WebDAV directory where users can upload and download files that are accessible to other domain users (shared). The shared WebDAV directory is accessed via https://remote.hochstaffl.eu/Webdav using a WebDAV client and your login credentials.
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