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How to distribute private keys

A common method of authenticating users in SFTP servers such as CompleteFTP is public key authentication.

In public key authentication,  what is called a key pair is used, consisting of two related cryptographic keys: the public key and the private key. The special property of any key pair is that data encrypted with one can only […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Blogs, CompleteFTP|Comments Off on How to distribute private keys

Setting up a CompleteFTP Cluster

This article summarises the process of setting up a cluster of FTP servers on Amazon’s AWS EC2.

​Primary and secondaries
A CompleteFTP cluster is arranged such that there’s one primary server and one or more secondaries.  All configuration changes must be made via an instance of CompleteFTP Manager that’s connected to the primary.  The primary will […]

By |February 15th, 2017|CompleteFTP|Comments Off on Setting up a CompleteFTP Cluster

SSL Certificate Installation Instructions for CompleteFTP

SSL Certificate Installation for CompleteFTP

Use these instructions to install your SSL Certificate for CompleteFTP.
Before installing your SSL Certificate, you first need to create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) (see Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Generated Using CompleteFTP).

How To Install an SSL Certificate for CompleteFTP

Open the CompleteFTP Manager, then open Server certificate.
Click Settings > FTP/FTPS > […]

By |November 1st, 2016|CompleteFTP, Tutorials|Comments Off on SSL Certificate Installation Instructions for CompleteFTP

Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Generation Using CompleteFTP

Use these instructions to generate a CSR using CompleteFTP Manager.

How To Generate a CSR using CompleteFTP

Open the CompleteFTP Manager, then open Server certificate.
Click Settings > FTP/FTPS > Advanced FTP/FTPS Settings > Security Settings > Server certificate.

In the CompleteFTP Server Certificate window, select Generate a certificate signing request (CSR).

Choose OK when the […]

By |November 1st, 2016|CompleteFTP, Tutorials|Comments Off on Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Generation Using CompleteFTP

How to secure your server

We published a blog series two years ago on how to secure an SFTP server. Given it is such a pertinent topic, we’re highlighting the posts again here. These points are relevant to all servers, not just SFTP servers, and should be read by server administrators. Although it refers to our server, CompleteFTP, the suggestions are applicable to and useful […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Blogs, CompleteFTP, Tutorials|Comments Off on How to secure your server

Introducing CompleteFTP Free

A new edition of this secure and reliable FTP server products is now free forever
We recently announced the release of CompleteFTP Free – a new edition of our popular secure FTP server for Windows that will be free forever.

CompleteFTP Free supports the FTP and FTPS protocols and will be the new entry point for the […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Announcements, CompleteFTP|Comments Off on Introducing CompleteFTP Free

Activating CompleteFTP Free

CompleteFTP Free Edition will remain fully operational for 30 days from installation without being activated.  Activating CompleteFTP Free costs nothing and requires only a valid e-mail address.

To activate open CompleteFTP Manager, select the Licensing tab and click the ‘Activate Free Edition’ link:

You will then be asked if you already have an account with EnterpriseDT. […]

By |August 16th, 2016|CompleteFTP, Tutorials|Comments Off on Activating CompleteFTP Free

Switching from CompleteFTP trial to CompleteFTP Free Edition

The CompleteFTP 30-day trial can be switched to CompleteFTP Free Edition very easily. First, select the Licensing tab:

Then click ‘Switch to other edition’ to show the following dialog box:

Now select ‘Free’ and click OK.  Then click ‘Apply changes’ to complete the switch.

This will switch the edition to Free Edition, but it won’t activate the Free […]

By |August 16th, 2016|CompleteFTP, Tutorials|Comments Off on Switching from CompleteFTP trial to CompleteFTP Free Edition

CompleteFTP Free Edition released

We’ve just released CompleteFTP Free Edition, a free version of our popular CompleteFTP secure file server supporting FTP and FTPS. Completely free for commercial use, it is a direct competitor to Filezilla server, which supports the same protocols.

Why would you use CompleteFTP Free instead of Filezilla server? Some of the key reasons are:

it’s a commercial product, and it is not in […]

By |July 18th, 2016|Announcements, Blogs, CompleteFTP|Comments Off on CompleteFTP Free Edition released

Massive account takeover attacks

The massive account takeover attacks reported by Akamai recently illustrate what corporations are up against when it comes to cyberattacks.

Account takeover attacks are when cyber-attackers obtain credentials from a stolen password dump or through a SQL injection attack. They then try to validate the usernames and passwords that have been stolen by logging into […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Blogs, CompleteFTP, Discussion|Comments Off on Massive account takeover attacks