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 > […]

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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 […]

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How to set up a free FTPS server on Windows

Filezilla server?
Until recently, the easiest way to get a free FTPS server up and running on Windows was to download and install Filezilla server. Simple, free and robust, Filezilla server was a perfectly adequate solution.

But there were some nagging issues. Filezilla server has never managed to make it out of beta status, and that’s […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Blogs, Tutorials|Comments Off on How to set up a free FTPS server on Windows

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 […]

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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 for free’ link:

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

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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 in the “Switch to” section, select “Free Edition”.  When the confirmation dialog pops up, click “Downgrade”.  Then click “OK” when Downgraded Edition dialog shows up.  Finally, click “Apply changes” to complete the switch.

This will switch the […]

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How does FTPS compare to SFTP?

Previous posts have explained how FTPS and SFTP work. Essentially, both protocols achieve exactly the same thing – secure file transfer and secure, remote manipulation of file-systems.

They are, however, completely different protocols, and people implementing a secure file transfer solution will need to decide which protocol to use.

Existing usage is naturally an important consideration. If SFTP […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Blogs, Tutorials|Comments Off on How does FTPS compare to SFTP?

How does SSL/TLS work – part five – FTPS

An earlier group of posts in this series covered the SSL/TLS protocol in detail. They neglected, however, to mention one of the most common uses of SSL/TLS – to implement a secure form of file transfer known as FTPS.

Traditional FTP as defined in RFC 959 makes no mention of security. This is understandable as it was written in […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Tutorials|Comments Off on How does SSL/TLS work – part five – FTPS

How does SSH work – part six – SFTP

The previous post in this series explained how the SSH connection layer works. SSH connections can host logical data pipes called SSH channels, which can be used for interactive sessions, running remote commands, and port forwarding.

Interactive sessions include remote terminal sessions, running of remote commands, and running subsystems. Subsystems are sets of remote commands that are pre-defined […]

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How does SSH work – part five

The final piece of SSH-2’s layered architecture is the connection layer, which provides network services such as interactive sessions and port forwarding on top of the transport layer, which supplies the necessary security.

Once established, an SSH connection can host one or more SSH channels, which are logical data pipes multiplexed over the connection. The client can open multiple channels on the one […]

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