Simple External Access?

Hi there.

I’ve been looking for a straight forward way to allow friends to view and download photos I’ve taken. I have a share setup with their logon credentials applied, and I want them to be able to use a browser to hit my external IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\Share and find their photos.

Looking at a lot of posts going back several years this either works or it doesn’t. I don’t want an external app, and I don’t want them to go through wd.mycloud.arsingaround.com. Is this possible?

I don’t want to spend hours farting about with my router only to find I shouldn’t have started. Fingers crossed, I don’t wan to have to send these back.

Many thanks.

Other than using the insecure method of FTP access, what you seek is not officially possible. The single bay/single drive My Cloud has very limited methods of remote access. Insecure FTP access. The MyCloud.com web portal, which will allow a user to access the entire Share. Or using MyCloud.com one can send a email link, or copy a link to the file, and give that to another person which they can then access without having to log into the MyCloud.com web portal. Or one can use the My Cloud for Android or iOS for remote access.

Example screen shot, using the MyCloud.com web portal, of sharing a single file where you can send an email link to the file or copy the link and pass it along some other way.

Screenshot_2020-07-01 My Cloud

If you have a multi bay My Cloud model there may be other methods of remote access available. See the user manual for your My Cloud model for various methods of accessing the My Cloud’s files.
The MyCloud.com web portal is what it is. It runs, for the most part, for most people without issue. There have been times where the web portal has been offline for days.