CTERA Edge Filers and CTERA Drive Protect (Agent) Customizations
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Article Summary

CTERA Edge Filer and Agent customizations are performed by CTERA. Send the following items to CTERA:

  • A list of desired customizations.
    For an explanation of all available customizations, see CTERA Edge Filer Customizations and CTERA Agent Customizations.
  • The company logo in PNG format. The recommended size is 210x70 pixels. The size is proportionally generated to fit 210x70 pixels.
  • The product name.
Note

When customizing the CTERA Agent, the local interface's About screen will still include the CTERA copyright.

CTERA Edge Filer Customizations

The following customizations can be made to the CTERA Edge Filer user interface:

  • Login
    • Default language and Language options
      By default, the user interface is displayed in English, and users can select a different language. The default language can be changed to one of the supported languages, such as English (United States), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish (Spain, International Sort).
    • Logo
      By default, the CTERA logo is displayed. The logo can be changed to your company logo.
    • Colors and background
      By default, the CTERA color scheme and background image is used. The interface colors, as well as the background image, can be changed to suit your company's preference.
  • User interface
    • Default language and Language options
      By default, the user interface is displayed in English, and users can select a different language. The default language can be changed to one of the supported languages, such as English (United States), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish (Spain, International Sort).
    • Logo
      By default, the CTERA logo is displayed. The logo can be changed to your company logo.
    • Colors and background
      By default, the CTERA color scheme and background image is used. The interface colors, as well as the background image, can be changed to suit your company's preference.

CTERA Agent Customizations

The following can be customized:

Installation Wizard

The following customizations can be made to the CTERA Agent Setup Wizard, which is used to install the CTERA Agent:

  • Language
    By default, the agent installation uses the language that is currently defined as the operating system's active language pack. The language can be preconfigured to one of the supported languages, such as English (United States), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish (Spain, International Sort).
  • Logo and product name
    By default, the CTERA logo is displayed and CTERA Agent is displayed as the product name. The logo can be changed to your company logo and the product name can be changed to the name of your product in both the window title and the screen title.
  • Default installation folder
    By default, the Select Installation Folder window displays the default installation path, which includes CTERA\CTERA Agent. The part of the path following C:\Program Files (x86)\ can be changed to any path.

Login Interface

The following customizations can be made to the CTERA Agent local interface.

  • Language
    By default, the agent uses the language that is currently defined as the operating system's active language pack. The language can be preconfigured to one of the supported languages, such as English (United States), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish (Spain, International Sort).
  • Logo and default server
    By default, the CTERA logo is displayed. On first sign-in the Server Address field is empty.
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    The logo can be changed to your company logo and you can pre-fill Server Address field with the hostname of your company's CTERA Portal or edge filer.
  • Background graphic
    By default, the CTERA background graphic is used.
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    This can be customized to a graphic that suits your company's branding and color scheme.
  • Default advanced settings
    By default, the Advanced fields are empty.
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    You can pre-fill these fields with your company's proxy settings.
  • Product name in right-click menu
    By default, the text CTERA Agent is displayed in the right-click menu for files and folders, enabling users to select an item for backing up or syncing.
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    CTERA Agent can be changed to the name of your product.
  • Product Window logo, name, fonts, font colors, buttons, and background graphic
    By default, the product window includes the product logo, name, buttons, and background graphic.
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    The logo, product name, fonts, font colors, action buttons, language, and background graphic can be customized.

New User Setup Wizard

When a new user connects the CTERA Agent to the CTERA Portal, the New User Setup Wizard is displayed. The following customizations can be made to the wizard:

  • Logo, fonts, font colors and navigation buttons
    By default, the CTERA logo is displayed.
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    The logo can be changed to your company logo and the fonts, font colors, and navigation buttons can be customized.

User Interface

The following customizations can be made to the CTERA Agent user interface:

  • Default language and Language options
    By default, the user interface is displayed in English, and users can select a different language. The default language can be changed to one of the supported languages, such as English (United States), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish (Spain, International Sort).
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    The list of interface languages available can be customized.
  • Logo and product name
    By default, the CTERA logo is displayed and CTERA Agent Settings is displayed as the product name.
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    The logo can be changed to your company logo and the product name can be changed to the name of your product in both the window title and the screen title.
  • Restricted Agent Settings
    The settings available to a Windows or MAC agent can be restricted to enabling the agent user to perform a limited number of functions, such as manually running a backup or restoring a backup.
    The following settings can be restricted:
    • Select files to backup or to exclude from a backup.
    • Schedule backups.
    • Throttle the internet bandwidth usage.
  • Color scheme
    To customize the agent to your company’s look and feel, you can change the color scheme from its default settings for the following:
    • Fonts
    • Highlighted items
    • Selected items
    • Action buttons
    • Line separators
    • Toolbars
    • Background

Outlook Plugin

The following customizations can be made to the CTERA Outlook plugin:

  • Product name
    By default, Cloud Drive is displayed in the Settings window. This can be changed to the name of your product.
  • Attachment message color scheme
    By default, the attachment message's color scheme is as follows:
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    The colors can be customized.

Image

All of the images in C:\Program Files (x86)\CTERA\CTERA Agent\res\images can be customized, as long as the customized image has the same name and size of the original image.

Preconfiguration Options

It is possible to preconfigure the CTERA Agent with certain settings that will take effect immediately upon installation. These settings include:

  • SSO (Single Sign-on)
    Single Sign-on is available with Active Directory users. After the initial sign in, the user can log in without entering their user and password again.
  • Cloud Drive path
    In single user mode, the CTERA Agent Cloud Drive folder is located under the following path on Windows: volume:\ProgramData\CTERA\CTERA Agent\CloudDrive where volume is the volume name.
    On Linux and Mac, the path is: /usr/local/cloud
    In multiuser installation mode, the cloud drive folder is located under the user's home folder. For example, in Windows: volume:\Users\User1\CloudDrive
    By default, the user’s home folder, usually called My Files, is synced to this location, as well as any other cloud folders that were configured for synchronization.
    In single user mode, it is possible to specify a different Cloud Drive path, such as the following path on Windows: volume:\office\storage\CloudDrive
  • Mapped cloud folder
    It is possible to preconfigure the CTERA Agent to set up a mapped network drive that uses WebDAV. The CTERA Agent installer will also install a WebDAV client and will connect to the cloud folder after connecting to the CTERA Portal.
  • Online help link
    By default, the Help link in the CTERA Agent user interface leads to a help page on CTERA's website.
    It is possible to change this link, so that it leads to your own help page. The changed link has the following format: website/help/agent/version/platform
    Where:
    • website is your website URL.
    • version is the CTERA Agent version number.
    • platform is the CTERA Agent platform:
      • For Windows: win
      • For Mac: mac
      • For any supported Linux machine: linux
        For example, if your company website URL is http://www.example.com, then the CTERA help link for Windows http://www.ctera.com/help/agent/7.0/win becomes http://www.example.com/help/agent/7.0/win.
        Legal information link
        By default, the Legal Information link in the About window leads to CTERA’s legal documents. It is possible to change this link, so that it leads to your own legal information page.
  • Home page
    By default, the user interface's home page is Main > Cloud Backup. It is possible to set any other page as the home page.
    If your brand requires any additional preconfiguration options, contact CTERA.

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