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An Admin User account is required to administrate your server.


General Page




User Name

Also known as the "Login ID", the username is provided by the administrator as one part of the session authenticating process to the Server. User name must be unique on the server. User name can not contain any of the following special characters: \ / < > | : ? *.




Password is required for a session to be authenticated with the Server. A strong password contains at least 6 characters including a mixture of upper-case and lower-case letters and at least one number. Restrictions can be placed on the length and complexity of passwords through limits configuration.



Read-Only Administrator

If enable the option "Read-Only Administrator", then that administrator can only view server settings and can't change server settings.



Domain Administrator

If enable the option "Domain Administrator", you must select one or more domains below, then that administrator can only administrate the selected domains (manage users, groups or activities).



Base folder

You must enable the option "Domain Administrator" first, then you can specify a base folder for that domain administrator, then he can only share the files/folders under the base folder.




IP Access Page




You can define IP access rules to allow/deny users' access based on IP address for this administrator.


If you do not specify an IP address, the administrators can logon the server with any IP address. But if you set an allow list, the administrators can only obtain access by IP addresses specified in the list. If you set a deny list, the administrators can have access to the server by any IP address except those specified in the deny list. The order of the rules is also very important.


For example:



Refuse this administrator's connection from any IP except


Deny  *


Refuse this administrator's connection from any IP, since after * impacts nothing.



Administrator from local host

Remember whatever  IP rules you added, administrators can always logon from the local IP address

So if you want to disable remote control from this administrator, just add rules like this:

Deny  *



Rule list

The Rule list shows the current list and the order of IP rules. Rules can be added or removed from the list using the Add and Delete buttons.

Also, the order of the rules may be altered using the Up and Down buttons on the right of the rule list.



Supported wildcards


IP address ranges and wildcards are supported by Wing FTP Server, as below:

IP address must be exactly matched(e.g.

A specified range of IP addresses, e.g.


*.*.*.* or xxx.*.*.* or*.* or*

Any valid IP address value (For example, 192.168.*.* represents any IP between and


CIDR convention is also supported : (represents any IP between and, (represents any IP between and