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Setting Up SFTP Public Key Authentication On The Command Line

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jan 07, 2015 @ 02:44 AM


Overview

SFTP provides an alternative method for client authentication. It's called SFTP public key authentication. This method allows users to login to your SFTP service without entering a password and is often employed for automated file transfers. In this post, we'll walk you through the process of setting up this kind of authentication on the command line. It's really easier to do this on a GUI-based interface but if you simply love doing things on the terminal, this post is for you.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

How To Set Up A HTTPS File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 02:21 AM


Overview

In this post, you'll learn how to set up a HTTPS file transfer. We'll begin with a "quickstart", where you'll use the default settings in order to get a HTTPS file transfer service up and running with just a few clicks. After that, we'll tackle some of the more advanced settings so you can choose your desired set of SSL/TLS cipher suites and server key. Your choice of cipher suites and keys will have an effect on the security of your HTTPS service and its compatibility with your users' web browsers.

Note: The HTTPS or HTTP Secure protocol is defined in RFC 2818, so if you want a really technical discussion on HTTPS alone, feel free to read that.

Note: JSCAPE's HTTPS is not affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

PGP Encrypting Every Single File Uploaded By Members Of A Group

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 @ 02:42 PM


Overview

Some company activities - such as product development or eDiscovery - require a high level of security. The people involved in these activities have to make sure the information they share with one another are kept confidential at all times. In JSCAPE MFT Server, it's possible to secure a group folder in such a way that all files uploaded to that folder are automatically encrypted with OpenPGP. In this post, we'll show you how to do that.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, OpenPGP, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

How To PGP Encrypt Every Single File Uploaded By A Particular User

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Dec 26, 2014 @ 09:55 AM


Overview

Some guys in your organization may have to handle lots of sensitive information. Because there's always a good chance their files are going to contain confidential data, it would be best to ensure that every single file they upload to your server get utmost protection. On JSCAPE MFT Server, you can do that by applying OpenPGP encryption on all virtual paths owned by that user.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, OpenPGP, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

How To Automatically Decrypt PGP-Encrypted Files Upon Upload

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM


Overview

Whenever PGP files uploaded to your server happen to contain data needed for business processes, you might want to have those files decrypted automatically. That way, they can then be forwarded to the applications waiting to process them. JSCAPE MFT Server has an easy way of doing that and it's what we're going to show you today.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, OpenPGP, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, Triggers, regular expressions

How To Set Up An SFTP Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 @ 01:15 AM


Overview

An SFTP reverse proxy adds another layer of security to SFTP services. In addition to SFTP's ability to encrypt data in transit and provide 2-factor authentication, an SFTP reverse proxy brings in several other security-related benefits such as hiding user credentials and the identities of your internal servers. An SFTP reverse proxy can be easy to set up and this post will show you how.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Reverse Proxy, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy

Business Benefits Of An SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:20 AM


Overview

In today's data-driven world, the accuracy, integrity, speed, confidentiality, and availability of data matters a lot to businesses. That's why it's imperative for file transfer systems to be capable of meeting the highest standards in regards to those aforementioned qualities. In this post, we examine the typical SFTP server and point out what kind of benefits you'll get from it as a method for delivering business critical data.


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Setting SFTP Algorithms On Your SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 @ 02:07 AM


Overview

In this post, we'll talk about the algorithms included in a typical SFTP server and explain their basic functions. We'll cover algorithms for key exchanges, ciphers, MACs, and compressions. After that, we'll dive into the JSCAPE MFT Server Manager Web GUI and show you where you can configure those SFTP algorithms there.

Having a basic understanding of these algorithms and knowing where to configure them will enable you to strengthen your SFTP server's security or troubleshoot certain client connection issues.

Note: SFTP runs on SSH and the algorithms you'll be setting are actually SSH algorithms. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

What Is An SFTP Key?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 02:20 AM


Overview

What good is an encrypted data transfer if the information it protects still falls into the wrong hands in the end? SFTP is best known for its ability to encrypt data while in transit. But while data-in-motion encryption can secure confidential information as it traverses the network, encryption can't prevent an impostor from carrying out the download himself. For that purpose, you'll want your users to authenticate with the right password and the right SFTP key.

 

 

In this post, we'll talk about the role of SFTP keys (a.k.a. private keys) in the overall security of the SFTP protocol, how it works, where to use it, and other bits of information regarding this important element of SFTP.

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Topics: Security, AnyClient, Secure File Transfer, SFTP

Using SFTP On The Command Line

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 @ 01:26 AM


Overview

Although GUI SFTP clients are more intuitive to use, some people still prefer to use SFTP through the command line. That's understandable. If you're already familiar with all the commands you need, a command line interface can be so much faster and powerful than any GUI-based counterpart. In this post, we're going to introduce you to the SFTP command line and show you how it can be quite a handy tool as long as you're willing to roll up your sleeves and get dirty.


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Topics: Security, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP