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Electronic Software Distribution

Software Downloads is a module in PyraCloud where you can download the software packages SoftwareONE provides. Along with this you can upload your own files/ packages to the cloud storage, add metadata around those files (e.g. bundle several files into a package, give it a name, define which Publisher it is, which software, which version etc), and then distribute those packages to end users/colleagues.

Uploading files and file storage is an additional paid for feature in PyraCloud called Electronic Software Distribution.

If you do not see the “Upload Tile” on the “Software Download Page” and you are interested in this functionality, please speak with your SoftwareONE Sales Team.

Login to PyraCloud via https://portal.softwareone.com

Go to Manage >Software Downloads

Figure 1 – Navigating to Software Downloads

This will open the Software Downloads page as shown below:

Figure 2 – Software Downloads Page

Creating a Collection

A collection is an isolated storage space. Once the collection is created, you can upload all your packages/files and distribute those to other users via email or through PyraCloud.

Click on the “Upload” tab and then “Create Collection”.

Note: Only one custom collection can be created. If the collection is already created for your company, you will not see the option “Create New Collection”.

Provide the name of your collection and click “Save”

Figure 3 – Collection Name

You will then be taken to the below page wherein you can start uploading your files:

Figure 4 – Upload Tab

Uploading Packages

A package is a bundle of one or more files with additional descriptive metadata attached. Once the collection is created, you can see “Start your upload process” button.

Figure 5 – Start Upload Process

Clicking on this will take you to a new page with an upload form.

You can create and upload more than one package to a collection by following the steps:

  • Click on the “Start your upload process” button as shown above
  • Select your collection from the dropdown, and click on the “Next” button
Figure 6 – Select Collection
  • Provide a Package Name, Package Description and click “Next”
Figure 7 – Package Information
  • The following page asks you to provide Package Metadata (Information about the package / file you are going to upload)
  • You can also add additional fields to your package
  • Click on “Next”
Figure 8 – Package Metadata
  • The following page allows you to select files from your local file system (“Choose Files” button)
  • Click on “Next” to proceed
Figure 9 – Choose Files
  • Clicking on the next button will take you to review page where you can review your details
Figure 10 – Review Details
  • Click “Next” to create and upload the package
  • You can also see the upload progress
Figure 11 – Upload Progress
Figure 12 – Creating Package
Figure 13 – Package Uploaded Successfully

Search, Download and/or Email Package

You can search for a packaging by clicking on the “Search” tab

Figure 14 – Search Tab

In the “Collection” filter, select your collection and click on “Search”

Figure 15 – Collection Filter

This will show all packagesthat have been uploaded to this collection.

From here, you can either go to the download page or email the link to it as shown below:

Figure 16 – Download or Email Link

Click on “Download” under the action column. This will open a pop-up window where you can specify the number of downloads you want.

FIgure 17 – Number of Downloads

Once you click on the ok button, you will be redirected to another screen where you can download the package.

Figure 18 – Download the Package

Click on “Email” option from action column.

You will get a pop up window, wherein you can define the duration link will be valid for and number of available downloads.

Figure 19 – Generate Email Link

Clicking ok will open an email with a link to the package. This link can be shared with your colleagues.

Note: The Email link will only be valid for the selected duration. It will expire after that period of time irrespective of the number of downloads you have used. Even if you have not used any downloads, the link will not be valid anymore.

Customers can send this link to anyone in their organization. The person is accessing the link does not need to have a PyraCloud account for accessing the media link as it uses a unique access key.


History tab lists all uploads and downloads performed. You filter the content by user name, what was downloaded and when.

Figure 20 – History
Updated on August 5, 2020

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