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Servers in a Shieldoo Secure Network are devices to which users or other servers can connect.


Installing Servers


The following steps describe how to install a server in your Shieldoo Secure Network:

  1. Go to the machine you want to install the server.
  2. Log in to your organization’s Shieldoo Secure Network web application.
  3. Create a placeholder for the server in your network:
    1. Go to the Network | Servers section.
    2. Click on the Create button to open the Create Server dialog.
    3. Configure the basic server settings:
      • Name - Give the server a descriptive name.
      • Note - Describe the server’s purpose.
      • Automatic update - Enables automatic server-side application updates to the latest version.
    4. Click the Create button again to open the installation instructions.
  4. Follow the installation instructions to install the server-side Shieldoo Secure Network application on the machine.
  5. Learn how to connect to the prepared server in the Connect Me chapter.
  • The configuration data (provided by the installation instructions) contains the secret key to your server.
    Do not share it with anyone to prevent unauthorized users from exploiting it.
  • By default, each server allows any inbound and outbound traffic.
    You can configure a firewall to restrict access to the services running on the given server. Learn how to do that in the Access Management chapter.

Editing Servers


This section describes how to edit a server’s configuration after it has been created:

  1. Open the context menu of the server whose configuration you want to edit:


  2. Use the provided options to edit the server:

    • Detail - Open the installation instructions you used to install the server.
    • Edit - Open the server’s configuration, which you can edit.
    • Delete - Deletes the server from your Shieldoo Secure Network.
      No users or other servers will be able to connect to it.

Attached Services


An attached service is a device that runs on the local network of a server (configured in Shieldoo) but on which Shieldoo cannot be installed (e.g. a printer).

Shieldoo lets you directly connect to such services without connecting to their servers.


Configuring Attached Services

The following steps describe how to configure a connection to an attached service:

  1. Log in to your organization’s Shieldoo Secure Network web application.
  2. Enable Expert Mode.
  3. Go to the Network | Servers section.
  4. Open the server’s context menu whose local network runs the service you want to connect to.


  5. Click on Edit to open the server’s settings.
  6. Go to the Attached Services tab.
  7. Click on the Create button to open the Create Attached Service dialog.
  8. Configure the attached service settings:
    • Type - Select what type of attached service you are configuring: Server, Printer, NAS, or Other.
      The Attached Services tab will display the corresponding icon to indicate the type of each configured service.
    • Listen port - Define the port you want the service to run within the Shieldoo network.
    • Protocol - Select the network protocol: TCP or UDP.
    • Forward port - Define the port on which the service you want to connect runs on the server’s local network.
      Shieldoo will map this port to the port defined by the Listen port setting.
    • Forward host - Define the IP address or hostname of the service you want to connect to.
    • Description - Describe the attached service’s purpose.
  9. Click on the Save button to create the connection to the configured attached service.

Who can use attached services is governed by the same firewall rules as those that can be configured for servers.

For more information, see the Access Management chapter.

Connecting to the Attached Services

The method of connecting to an attached service depends on the type of the given service.

Here are the general steps:

  1. Connect to your Shieldoo network as a client.
  2. Go to the Connect Me | My Access Rights section to see which servers:
    • Are available to you.
    • Have attached services configured (see the Services column).
  3. Expand the row of a server with any attached services configured and see the listening ports for those services.
  4. Connect to an attached service by utilizing the:
    • The IP address of the given server.
    • The service/listen port of the attached service.


For a specific example of connecting to an attached service, see the Sharing a Printer section.