Seafile Administrator Access for Plesk Extension

The administrative page for the Seafile Plesk extension in the Plesk Panel allows a domain owner to display the administrative credentials to their Seafile installation.

This article outlines the settings that could and the settings that should not be changed, if those administrative credentials were to be used.

To obtain the administrator credentials for a Seafile installation, navigate to the domain in question, and click Seafile from the right-upper hand side (the “Right Sidebar” referred to with PLACE_DOMAIN).

The page that follows will show the URL to the Seafile installation, the administrator’s username, and the administrators password (hidden by default, click “Show” to reveal the plain text).

When logged in, check the right upper hand side icon, and choose “System Admin”. This will get you to the administrative section of your Seafile installation.

DO: Examine the Info Page

There’s no danger in examining the information page, but please note that at the time of this writing, upgrades to the Pro Edition are not yet supported by the extension itself.

DO: Remove Devices

Devices — or desktop and mobile clients that are used by your users, can be removed the authorization for. Typically useful when users loose or destroy their mobile devices or laptops, or when either gets stolen, or when the user replace them.

DONT: Change Certain Settings

Do not change settings such as SERVICE_URL and FILE_SERVER_ROOT. Doing so may instantly render Seafile integration with Plesk completely dysfunctional.

Naturally though, you can change the Logo and Favicon, as well as the Login Background Image.

At your heart’s content, disable (external) user registrations, and adjust the associated settings for administrative intervention being required upon user registration, and activation emails. Please do note though, your Plesk subscription may be subject to a quota, and overruns on that quota may incur unintended side-effects.

DO: Create and Maintain Groups

Groups are of course useful shortcuts for people to share libraries. It’s generally useful to be able to create libraries such as “Documents – Directors” and then give the group Directors read and write access.

DONT: Reset Plesk Email User Passwords

Resetting the passwords for users that are Plesk email users should be done through the regular Plesk Panel, where the user’s account really lives. The Seafile account will be automatically updated with the new password, through the Plesk extension.


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