Gateway - Remote Server Features
Some of our most advanced features, are our multiprotocol gateway functions. These are only available in our top CompleteFTP Enterprise Edition, but they give you more great reasons to go for our highest edition.
Our over-arching ‘Gateway’ functionality has already been broadly described in our sister, feature article. In this additional article, we would like to draw your attention to three fantastic, companion features, which not only impress, but have helped to catapult our CompleteFTP solution ahead of our competitors.
More Gateway Functionality
Our extraordinary gateway functionality offers 3 excellent sub-features:
- Gateway Folders
- Gateway Users
- Gateway Authenticators
A gateway folder is a directory on a different server to the current CompleteFTP server instance. It is basically a remotely mounted directory (analogous to a network share). The beauty of Gateway folders is that unlike normal network shares, gateway folders are specified by protocol - either FTP, FTPS or SFTP. This means that a remote folder from an SFTP or FTPS server can be accessed by logged in users, as if it were a local folder on the CompleteFTP server. Find out more about how you can use Gateway Folders.
Gateway users are users who are authenticated by a different server - often residing in a different location. Gateway users can be compared to automatic Windows users - they permit the login of any user located on a remote machine (rather than the current machine), without you having to manually add each user to CompleteFTP. This saves your administrator valuable time and effort. The remote users must be accessible via FTP, FTPS or SFTP on the remote machine. Find out more about how to configure gateway users.
This feature is used more in tandem with Gateway Users (see above). It allows users to be authenticated using a different server. A gateway authenticator is an authentication extension that authenticates users attempting to log in via another server, using whatever protocol is selected (FTP, FTPS, SFTP). When the user details are received in CompleteFTP, a login attempt to the remote server is attempted using the supplied credentials. Find out how to configure a gateway authenticator.
As you can see from this amazing feature, unique to our Enterprise edition, you are well served if your business has need of this exceptional innovation. Administrators know the usefulness of gateway functions, so why be without it? Take a look at the full list of features available with our top edition.
- Multiprotocol gateway
- Unlimited Windows and non-Windows users in all editions
- Windows domain Active Directory (AD) users
- Authentication via an external database
- SSO Single Sign On (SAML)
- Expiration of user accounts
- Folder tree listings (aka recursive directory listings)
- Authenticators via custom .NET extensions