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How Do I Manage Accounts in Merlin Project?

Merlin Project

Merlin Project allows you to access your FTP, SMTP or WebDAV servers and combine them to publishing actions.

You can configure account credentials for:

  • FTP server (File Transfer Protocol): for the transfer of computer files to a server on a computer network.
  • SMTP server (Simple Mail Protocol): for e-mail transmissions.
  • WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning): to perform remote Web content authoring operations.

To configure accounts, call from the menu Merlin Project → Preferences and select Accounts.

Merlin Project - Preferences - Accounts

Click on the + symbol and select the protocol you require. You can select between FTP, SMTP and WebDAV.
Enter the particular server’s connection details on the right-hand side. Make sure your server address, port, user name and password match your credentials for that particular server.

Our support recommends:

Merlin Project will fill the accounts with default port values; i.e. port 21 for FTP, port 25 for SMTP, port 80 for WebDAV, port 443 for encrypted WebDAV. Verify the ports your servers are configured to use and edit the port information if needed. For example: SSL SMTP requires port 465

Make sure your connection status shows a green dot. If the credentials are incomplete Merlin Project will report it. Are the credentials wrong or the server is temporarily offline, the connection status will show a red dot.

Use Cases

Upload the published content on your FTP Server

You need to insert an FTP Account to be able to configure it in the publisher action.

FTP Account

Send the published content via email

You need to insert an SMTP Account to be able to configure it in the publisher action.

SMTP Account

Transfer the published content to your WebDAV server

You need to insert a WebDAV Account to be able to configure it in the publisher action.

WebDAV Account

Transfer the published content to a WebDAV server for macOS Share

You need to insert a WebDAV account and make sure to enable encryption. This adjusts the port from 80 to the required 443.

Encrypted WebDAV Account

Read here how to configure publishing in Merlin Project for exports.

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