Adding the UbuntuOne Cloud Provider

Storage Made Easy is able to let your UbuntuOne account be used as a file cloud from the Storage Made Easy Open Cloud Platform. This means you can easily manage and access your UbuntuOne data from desktop and mobile clients.
Step 1: Choosing UbuntuOne
The first step is to choose to add the UbuntuOne Cloud to your Storage Made Easy Account. This will occur either  as a first step on logging into the account and adding a Cloud for the first time, or later from your DashBoard which is accessible from the right sidebar after login to the website.
Step 2: Authorising access
You need to authorise Storage Made Easy to access your UbuntuOne account. To do this you need to enter your account username and password. Storage Made Easy uses this information to ask for access to your UbuntuOne account on demand. All authentication data is stored encrypted, with the encryption key being stored in a separate key server for security.
Step 3: Cloud Meta Sync
Storage Made Easy creates a meta-cache or index of the information 'about' your files on first connection. Your files don't move anyway, we just index information such as filename, datestamp, size etc to enable us to speed up the 'view' to your files, and also to make it easier to search for information quickly.

You can choose to do the meta-sync in the background or just start synchronisation in the browser. The differences of each are:

1. Foreground - this uses the browser to do the meta-sync and if the browser hangs or you exit it will stop. If you have a small amount of flies (under a few thousand) then this is fairly quick
2. BackGround - this is run as a scheduled Cloud task and occurs within a minute. You will be taken to a page where again you can monitor progress but if you leave the page it will continue it will continue.
Step 4: Sync Completed
Once the meta-sync has completed you will be able to work with your files with the web file managers or the other desktop or mobile clients.

Be sure to check out the refresh options that are available for working with your files.

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