Installing FileFlex for Linux

Want to use FileFlex with your Linux computer or server?  First install the FileFlex connector, then use the FileFlex web client to access, share and stream your files.

Step 2:

Install the FileFlex Connector on you Linux computer or server

Open a “Terminal” window or from your console enter the following command depending on your OS Distribution

  • For Debian packages (like Debian, Mint, Ubuntu, etc distributions) type the following command

sudo sudo dpkg -i /path-to-package/package.deb || true && sudo apt-get -f install

Ex: For Ubuntu Desktop if the file was downloaded to /home/tester/Downloads, the command line would be

sudo sudo dpkg -i /home/tester/Downloads/FileflexConnector_Latest.deb || true && sudo apt-get -f instal

  • For the RPM package (Like Fedora and Suse) type the following command

sudo yum install FileFlexConnector_Latest.rpm

Step 3:

Open the FileFlex Web Client

And bookmark for future use.

Step 4:

Link your FileFlex account to your Linux PC/Server

  1. From the computer that you just installed the FileFlex connector on, open your browser and then open the FileFlex web client (https://share.fileflex.com)
  2. Login (or register for an account here if you do not already have one)
  3. Click the main menu in the Global Application Bar (3 horizontal lines in the top right corner.) From the dropdown, select “Add Content Source” and then choose “Personal Computer”. (Also choose “Personal Computer” if you are connecting to a Linux server.)
  4. Run the wizard and when prompted, click “Test” with “Local Host”.  (You can also enter the IP for your computer or server directly and then click “Test“.)  After you get a green checkbox, click “Next”.
  5. At the Activation page: Enter your username/password that you use to login to your Linux PC/Server – This will be used to authenticate you against your Linux system and bind it to your account.
  6. Click “Activate” to complete activation.