There are multiple ways in which a guest application can connect to an external file repository such as a file share.
Most developers run into issues when deploying their application on Apprenda because the account under which the application is running does not have access to the external file share. By default, the platform deploys guest workloads using a local account with limited access to external resources.
Developers can override this behavior for their application by using the deployment manifest or the configure section in the new Developer Portal.
Links to the documentation can be found here: