While there is no native desktop client for Linux at the time of this writing, you can still access your CentreStack cloud files natively with your Linux operating system.
CentreStack offers support for WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) using basic authentication, and the setup is super simple. WebDAV is already enabled by default with your CentreStack installation, so all you have to do is access the service via the WebDAV URL syntax followed by a "dav" folder.
In this article, I will show you how to access your cloud files using Ubuntu 17.10, but this should work with other operating systems and WebDAV clients as well.
To mount your cloud files using WebDAV on Ubuntu, follow these steps:
- Open a Files window on your Ubuntu machine
- Click on the Other Locations button on the left-pane. Then on the Connect to Server text box, enter "dav://" followed by your CentreStack URL, followed by "/dav" (example: dav://example.com/dav).
In this example, we are simply connecting to an internal IP address since our test Linux VM is on the same domain as CentreStack (example: dav://192.168.2.131/dav).
- Once you click the Connect button, you will be presented with an authentication box. Enter the username and password of your CentreStack cloud account. You can opt to save the credentials so you don't have to enter them again next time.
Once you authenticate successfully, you will immediately see your cloud files and folders from CentreStack.