User Manual

Source Editor

When adding a new source or editing an existing one, the source editor is displayed. This lets you specify connection parameters to your network-connected storage service.


Provide a title for your source so you can identify it in the sources list.


Choose the type of service that you will be connecting to. This can be one of the following options:

  • FTP or File Transfer Protocol can connect to older file servers.
  • SFTP of Secure File Transfer Protocol is used by modern FTP servers to secure transaction via an SSH session.
  • Amazon S3 or Simple Storage Service is hosted by Amazon as a mechanism for storing content for web services.
  • WebDAV or Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning is a file storage standard that allows network connected services to be treated like a local hard drive.

Host or Bucket

This is the web address or IP address of the service. When using Amazon S3, this is the optional bucket to access in S3.


This is the directory to use as the root of the service that is being accessed.


Turn this on if communication should be performed securely.


This section is used to configure authentication details that are used to log into the service.

  • Authenticate can be turned on if authentication is required for the service. When this is enabled, provide the username/password.
  • Username or Access Key is used to authenticate against the service. When using Amazon S3, this is the Access Key for your account.
  • Password or Secret Key is used to authenticate against the service. When using Amazon S3, this is the Secret Key generated for the account.

Export Source

If you use this source frequently, you can export it as a file that can be imported into OnSong. By default, the username and password are not included in the exported file since the password is stored in plain text. Choose if you want to include the username/password and then tap on the icon on the right to choose an export location.

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