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IFTTT Agent User Guide

The IFTTT Agent user guide is divided into the following sections:

  1. Prerequisites
  2. Installing IFTTT Agent
  3. Configuring IFTTT Agent
  4. How to create applets

1. Prerequisites

1.1. Creating an IFTTT account

Go to the website https://ifttt.com and click on the “Sign up” button.


[Fig 1.1a]

Enter a valid email address and password, then click “Sign up” to create your IFTTT account.


[Fig 1.1b]

If you already have an IFTTT account, skip this step.

1.2. Creating a myQNAPCloud account

Go to the website https://www.myqnapcloud.com and click on the “Sign up” button.


[Fig 1.2a]

Enter your details and click “Sign Up”, or sign up using your Facebook or Google account.


[Fig 1.2b]

If you already have a myQNAPCloud account, skip this step.

2. Installing IFTTT Agent

Go to QTS Desktop > Main Menu > App Center. Click the search icon and search for the “IFTTT Agent”. Click “+ Install”.


[Fig 2]

3. Configuring IFTTT Agent

To execute applets over the internet, your NAS must be discoverable by the IFTTT server. To enable this, you must 1) register the NAS with a myQNAPCloud account, and then 2) connect your IFTTT account with your NAS using myQNAPCloud.

3.1. Registering your NAS with myQNAPCloud account

Open the “IFTTT Agent” application and click on the “Get Started” button to start the configuration wizard (Fig 3.1a).


[Fig 3.1a]

The configuration wizard will check if your NAS is already registered with a myQNAPCloud account. If no linked account is found, then it will ask you to register this NAS with a myQNAPCloud (Fig 3.1b).


[Fig 3.1b]

Click the “Register Now” button to open the myQNAPCloud configuration wizard ( Fig 3.1c):


[Fig 3.1c]

Click the “Start” button to begin the myQNAPCloud registration process.


[Fig 3.1d]

Enter the myQNAPCloud username and password of the account that you want to register this device with, and click “Next”.


[Fig 3.1e]

Enter a unique device name for your NAS, then click “Next”.


[Fig 3.1f]

Select “Public” in the “Access Control” drop-down list, then click “Next”.


[Fig 3.1g]

Click “Next” and “Finish” to complete steps 4 and 5 of the myQNAPCloud configuration wizard. Your NAS will now be registered with myQNAPCloud.

3.2. Connecting your IFTTT Account with your NAS

Go to the website https://ifttt.com/qnap and click on the “Connect” button.


[Fig 3.2a]

You will be redirected to the myQNAPCloud authentication page. Enter your myQNAPCloud username and password.


[Fig 3.2b]

After signing in successfully, you will see the list of all the NAS devices registered with this myQNAPCloud account. Select this NAS and enter a valid NAS login username and password.


[Fig 3.2c]

After entering the NAS accounts username and password, click on the “Ok” button to connect your IFTTT Account to this NAS.


[Fig 3.2d]

4. How to create applets

This section uses two examples to illustrate how to create and configure applets.

4.1. Using an applet to download Facebook pictures in which you are tagged to the NAS

  1. Log in to your IFTTT account.
  2. Click “New Applet”.

    [Fig 4.1a]
  3. Click “this” to create a condition.

    [Fig 4.1b]
  4. Type keywords in the search field to find Facebook.

    [Fig 4.1c]
  5. Select the trigger “You are tagged in a photo”.

    [Fig 4.1d]
  6. Click “that” to create an action.

    [Fig 4.1e]
  7. Type keywords in the search field to find QNAP.

    [Fig 4.1f]
  8. Select “Download file from URL”.

    [Fig 4.1g]
  9. Configure the detailed settings of the action:
    1. In “Folder Path”, specify where you want to save the file.
    2. In “File URL”, click “Ingredient” and then select “ImageSource”.
    3. In “File Name”, specify a name for the downloaded file.
    4. In “Subfolder Path”, specify the subfolder where you want to save the file.
    5. Click “Create action”.

      [Fig 4.1h]
  10. Edit the description of the applet, if necessary.
  11. Click “Finish”.

    [Fig 4.1i]

4.2 Using an applet to automatically download photos taken by your Android phone to the NAS

Before you start, ensure that IFTTT Agent is installed on your Android phone.

  1. Log in to your IFTTT account.
  2. Click “New Applet”.

    [Fig 4.2a]
  3. Click “this” to create a condition.

    [Fig 4.2b]
  4. Type keywords in the search field to find Android Photos.

    [Fig 4.2c]
  5. Select the trigger “Any new photo”.

    [Fig 4.2d]
  6. Click “that” to create an action.

    [Fig 4.2e]
  7. Type keywords in the search field to find QNAP.

    [Fig 4.2f]
  8. Select “Download file from URL”.

    [Fig 4.2g]
  9. Configure the detailed settings of the action:
    1. In “Folder Path”, specify where you want to save the file.
    2. In “File URL”, click “Ingredient” and select “PublicPhotoURL”.
    3. In “File Name”, specify a name for the downloaded file.
    4. In “Subfolder Path”, specify the subfolder where you want to save the file.

      [Fig 4.2h]
  10. Click “Create action”.
  11. Edit the description of the applet, if necessary.
  12. Click “Finish”.
    [Fig 4.2i]
Release date: 2016-12-20
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