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Enable remote administration in Serv-U

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Created by Ian Rossiter, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Serv-U MFT Server allows individual users to be configured as administrators and perform system updates from anywhere they have access to a web browser. This article provides information on how to enable the remote administration. 


Serv-U version 15.1


You need to create an HTTP/HTTPS listener.

  1. Go to Domain Details > Domain Listeners. 
  2. Add a new listener.
  3. Select HTTP or HTTPS. 

If you have not configured this, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the user account you wish to gain administrative privileges, and select Edit.
  2. In the User Information tab, change the Administrative Privilege option to Domain Administrator, Group Administrator, System Administrator, or one of the read-only equivalents depending on the privileges that should be assigned (see below)


  1. Save the account

That user account will now be directed to the Serv-U Management Console when logging in using the HTTP Listener


Information about administrator types:

  • Domain Administrator - A Domain Administrator can only perform administrative duties for the Domain to which their account belongs. A Domain Administrator is also restricted from performing Domain-related activities that may affect other Domains. The Domain-related activities that may not be performed by Domain Administrators consists of configuring their Domain listeners or configuring ODBC database access for the Domain.
  • System Administrator - A System Administrator has the ability to perform any File Server administration activity including creating and deleting Domains, User accounts, or even updating the File Server's license. A User account with System Administrator privileges that is logged in through HTTP remote administration can essentially administer the server as they had physical access to the machine.
  • Group Administrator - A Group Administrator can add, edit, and remove users who are members of the first Group that the Group Administrator is a member of. This allows the Group Administrator to modify users who are in the same scope - for example, a Group Administrator of the "Accounting" group can add, remove, and edit users who are in the Accounting group but is not able to grant permissions to files outside of the Accounting group, and cannot edit or access users outside of that Group. Group Administration is designed to be used by department leads and junior administrators with the need to modify certain user accounts, without making changes to the Domain or Server.


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