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CompleteFTP clustering basics

Clustering is when a group of several servers work together to accomplish a task or function, appearing as a single unit to clients.  The primary purpose is to provide resilience – a server in the cluster may fail but clients should ideally not even be aware of it.

The CompleteFTP User Guide has a useful section […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Blogs, CompleteFTP|Comments Off on CompleteFTP clustering basics

Modifying folder paths in CompleteFTP

A CompleteFTP user recently asked us about an easy way to change lots of folder paths. They are moving all their folders in CompleteFTP to a different location. They have far too many folders to update the paths one by one in the manager application.

Fortunately, there is an easier way.

All of CompleteFTP’s configuration data […]

By |November 4th, 2017|Blogs, CompleteFTP|Comments Off on Modifying folder paths in CompleteFTP

How to enable long filenames in CompleteFTP

Windows has restricted the length of filenames to 26o characters for many years. For most CompleteFTP users, this isn’t an issue, but occasionally other applications generate ridiculously long filenames that they then need to send to CompleteFTP.

With Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, this restriction finally has a workaround (although it is not the […]

By |October 5th, 2017|CompleteFTP|Comments Off on How to enable long filenames in CompleteFTP

How secure is SFTP?

SFTP and SSH
SFTP is a network protocol for transferring files securely over a computer network. Its full name is the SSH File Transfer Protocol, and as it implies, SFTP is a set of commands that runs over another protocol known as SSH, or Secure Shell.

SSH is what provides SFTP with its security, and so […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|CompleteFTP, Security|Comments Off on How secure is SFTP?

Distributing private keys for SFTP servers

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 Distributing private keys for SFTP servers

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 SFTP server

This article lists the six most important tips for securing your SFTP server.

If your server has a direct connection to the Internet, this is critically important – the Internet is flooded with bots that are port scanning every IP address available. Once a SFTP server is made available to the Internet, it is often […]

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