It is insufficient for you to manually store your experiences in the cloud. You must let Intuiface do this for you through the act of publishing an experience.
Intuiface currently supports:
- If using Intuiface Cloud Storage
- This is the default storage option. It is preconfigured and ready to use out of the box. For details, see this page.
- If using Amazon S3
- In our experience, an Amazon S3 account with a geographically local bucket offers faster performance versus FTP storage. (Intuiface Cloud Storage uses Amazon S3). Region options for Amazon S3 buckets are listed here. For information about how to create an Amazon S3 account for the containment of published Intuiface experiences, please read this article.
- If using FTP/FTPS
- Review this section
NOTE: For large scale deployments - i.e. for pushing an experience to 100+ devices using the Share and Deploy console - we find Amazon S3 cloud storage and Amazon S3-based Intuiface Cloud Storage to be the most scalable and reliable options. And as recommended just above, if using your own Amazon S3 account, be sure to use a bucket that is as geographically close to your deployment as possible.
To configure Intuiface to use your personal Amazon S3 or FTP server:
- Go to the Share and Deploy console
- Click the "Storage Settings" button to the right of the "Manage My Experiences" page.
- Click one of the icons representing the cloud storage provider you want to use
- Now, enter the information necessary to grant Intuiface access to either FTP of Amazon S3 storage provider.
- Click on Check to test if the information is correct
- Click on Submit to save the configuration
- Click on Set As Default button after configuring the connector in order to make this your default Publishing option.
- NOTE: Experiences already published will continue to be updated on their associated storage.
NOTE: Each Intuiface account can only be granted access to one instance of each cloud storage provider. For example, if you have access to two or more Amazon S3 buckets, you must pick one and only one for your Intuiface account.
Using your own AWS/S3 Storage
Intuiface can publish to both FTP and FTP-SSL storage.
Enter your own server URL/username/password to use the FTP connector. Note that deletion of an FTP-hosted experience in the Share and Deploy console only removes the reference; the experience itself will not be deleted from storage
- A large scale deployment may not be compatible with FTP storage because most FTP storage limit the number of simultaneous connections.
- Make sure both ports 20 and 21 are open in your ftp server firewall. (No other ports are supported.) If set to active mode, your ftp server may need an additional incoming port opened so we recommend use of passive mode. For a detailed explanation about active/passive ftp and related ports, see this article
If you grant Intuiface access to two or more cloud storage providers you can identify which provider will be used by Intuiface. The initial storage you configure is automatically assigned the default role. To make a different provider the default storage, click the storage provider icon in the Storage Settings panel and click the Set as default button. The following image assumes you want your Amazon S3 provider to become the default one.
NOTE: Experiences already published will continue to be updated on their associated storage. If you want to use another storage, you must:
- either delete it from the previous storage (from within the share and deploy console) - be sure to have a local copy of your experience - or
- create a copy of the experience in the composer (Menu File -> Save as...)
- Enterprise-level accounts grant users a roll-over option: If one cloud storage option fills up, a second option will automatically be used. This will continue for all configured storage options.
- Essential and Premier-level accounts grant users a limited roll-over option: If one cloud storage option fills up, a second option will be used. If the second option fills up, you must manually switch over to a new alternative.
- Free-level accounts do not have a roll-over option. If one cloud storage option fills up, you must manually switch over to a new alternative.