Author Topic: What is the use of Buffalonas.com key?  (Read 15082 times)

AlainC

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What is the use of Buffalonas.com key?
« on: May 04, 2009, 03:09:29 am »
   

 I just configured web access for a LinkStation mini (LS-WSGL/R1) firmware 1.06. In Service Setup I was asked to choose a BuffaloNAS.com Name and a strong BuffaloNAS.com Key. I did and it registered OK. Yet, when I tested Web access loggin on WWW.buffalonas.com (using IE on the same private subnet the LinkStation is), I was not asked for the BuffaloNAS.com key I configured ! When the LinkStation Mini replies, it only requests a NAS user name/password but never the BuffaloNAS.com key I set up. What is then the use of the BuffaloNAS.com key. Thanks in advance


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Re: What is the use of Buffalonas.com key?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 04:18:45 pm »
The BuffaloNAS.com name and key is a registration with the BuffaloNAS.com servers.  When you sign up for a service with an internet site (i.e. facebook, e-mail, etc.) they ask for a user/pass.  Same thing here.  When the name and key are sent it from the NAS it authenticates it to the online server so it is recognized as your NAS and not someone else's (I would recommend recording the BuffaloNAS.com name and key for future reference as we do not have a means for sending lost names/keys).  Since you were successful in setting up Web Access did you refer to page 38 on the downloadable manual?

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Re: What is the use of Buffalonas.com key?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2009, 03:10:15 am »
   

 

Thanks very much Dustrega, it answers my question: I understood that the buffalonas password/key is for the registration of LinkStation on the BuffaloNas server each time it does reports its ethernet address not for client access control. I did refer to page 38 of the manual and configured my folders permissions. I still have problem of Certicate error I hope to understand and clear. May I ask you if I can, as administrator, access the web admin page from a web location?


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Re: What is the use of Buffalonas.com key?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 07:08:51 pm »
   This is because you use https- a secure connection, right. Had the problem as well. The server certificate is not registered. It works if you accept the certificate despite the warning. Depends on the browser what options you have, like accept for session or accept always... and of course what you want.

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Re: What is the use of Buffalonas.com key?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 06:57:24 pm »
Will try here, am i able to change my key ? i entered one but have had several problems and cant rem the origanal one i placed, i finally got web access to swith on tonight but im yet to test it from outside my network, when i try to limit the session time i get a message no reply from nas.com.

When i also try to connect from my mobile the ip address i get is not even close to the one displayed on the navigator2 screen ..

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Re: What is the use of Buffalonas.com key?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 03:46:23 am »
Will try here, am i able to change my key ? i entered one but have had several problems and cant rem the origanal one i placed, i finally got web access to swith on tonight but im yet to test it from outside my network, when i try to limit the session time i get a message no reply from nas.com.

When i also try to connect from my mobile the ip address i get is not even close to the one displayed on the navigator2 screen ..

Yes because your mobile is probably using 3G so it will be using your WAN (internet) IP and not the local one (the one that appears in the Nas Navigator)
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