Create your first Secured Folder

Libraries are document containers. A library is associated with a single storage account that owns all the documents of your library. Each library has its own specific configuration.

A Secured Folder library is integrated in Google Drive. However, you create Secured Folders in the AODocs interface. 

Note: This article describe how to create a Secured Folder from scratch.
You can also copy a Secured Folder or create a Secured Folder from a template. Learn more: Create a library by copyCreate a library from a template.

Important: Only the library creators can create a new library. This roles is defined and managed at the domain level by the by AODocs super administrators. Learn more: Manage library creators.

1. From the AODocs homepage, click the “CREATE” tab. 
    
Learn more: Access the AODocs interface from Google Drive

2. In the the left panel of the “CREATE” tab, select the type of library "Secured Folder" under the "Library types" section.
    A description of a Secured Folder appears on the right side. The description presents the main features of the library and provides you with some tutorials.

3. Click “Create” to create your new library.

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4. In the library creation pop-up appears, enter the name of your new library.

Note: The library name can contain any kind of character (including special characters) but the library name must be unique (two libraries can't have the same name).

5. Select a storage account for your new library.

Note: If you have only one storage account configured on your domain, it is selected by default. If several storage accounts have been configured, select the storage account you want to assign to this library from the list of available storage accounts. Learn more: The AODocs storage account.

6. Click "Create" to create your library.
    Your library is now created. Once the library is created, the library creator receives an email to confirm the success of the library creation.

Note: If the procedure takes too long, the system might display a message informing you that you are not able to see your new library on Google Drive for the moment. You can still open your Secured Folder in AODocs by clicking “Open in AODocs”.

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7. Start using your library.
    Learn more:
    - Add files and folders to your Secured Folder
    - Share files in your Secured Folder

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