The FolderGrid Appliance supplies the full FolderGrid API and WebApp with backend storage on Amazon S3 using a server that you control. To setup a FolderGrid Appliance first sign-in to or create an Amazon AWS account. Then find the FolderGrid Appliance in the Amazon AWS Marketplace and create an instance (we recommend a M4.xlarge for best performance).

Note that if you require HIPAA compliance, you'll need to refer to Amazon's documentation on that here in order to have Amazon sign a BAA with you to cover this appliance.

After your appliance is up and running, use these instructions to configure it:

Setup an EC2 Load Balancer and configure it with a valid SSL certificate for the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) you'll assign to the appliance. We recommend installing a wildcard certificate so that you can host multiple domains using the one FolderGrid Appliance.

Update your DNS entries for the FQDN and add a CNAME for the new EC2 Load Balancer.

Setup a Security Group for the FolderGrid Appliance that permits the new Load Balancer for inbound on port 9000.

Configure your load balancer listeners to listen for https on port 443 and forward as http to port 9000. Then add the FolderGrid Appliance instance to the load 

balancers instances.

Navigate to /appliance/setup using the FQDN you just assigned to the Load Balancer. Complete the presented form to configure your appliance.

To complete the setup form, you'll need IAM credentials for a user that can fully control a S3 bucket. Be sure that user has a security policy similar to the following where "myamibucketexample" is replaced with the name of your bucket:


    "Version": "2012-10-17",

    "Statement": [


            "Sid": "StmtAnySID1436",

            "Effect": "Allow",

            "Action": [



            "Resource": [







Finally - apply the latest updates to the appliance using the instructions here.