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How To Set Up SSL Client Authentication on an HTTPS and FTPS Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 05, 2015 @ 11:32 PM

Overview

People who use SSL/TLS to secure their online transactions/file transfers are mostly only familiar with two of its security functions: 1. That it can encrypt data in transit and 2. That it can enable clients to authenticate the server. They're likely not making use of another feature that can greatly enhance SSL security even more - client certificate authentication.

If you've been following our posts, you know that client certificate authentication has been the subject of our discussion lately. However, we've never been able to talk about how to enable it on the server side. This quick post will be all about that.

 

 

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

How To Create A Client Certificate

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @ 10:07 PM

Overview

In this post, we show you how to create a client certificate. Client certificates are the key pieces in client certificate authentication, a method you can use to augment your HTTPS, FTPS, or WebDAVs server's username-password login system. 

This is actually just one of three closely related posts that can help you take advantage of this less-known security feature of SSL/TLS. The other two posts are:

What Is Client Certificate Authentication?

and

How To Import A Client Certificate To Firefox

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

How To Import A Client Certificate To Firefox

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 @ 10:27 PM

Overview

Client certificate authentication is very suitable for highly-secure HTTPS connections. But for this type of authentication to work, the server must be configured for it and a client certificate must be loaded unto a client application. In this post, we'll focus on the client side. More specifically, we'll talk about how you can import a client certificate to Firefox.

 

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Security, Secure File Transfer

10 Tasks Your File Transfer Server Should Be Doing On Its Own This Weekend

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 24, 2015 @ 02:52 AM

Overview

Weekend is supposed to be reserved for undwinding; a time for re-charging before another long week of work. However, for system administrators, it's also the best time to carry out tasks that are usually difficult to accomplish during weekdays, when everyone's connecting to the server and the network's bustling with activity.

But who says you can't get the best of both worlds? It would be nice to accomplish those tasks even while relaxing on the beach, your couch, your bed, or wherever. Here are 10 tasks you can and should be automating on your file transfer server so you can get that well-deserved break.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers

File Transfers Have a Much Bigger Impact On Time-To-Market Than You Think

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 05:57 PM


A growing number of businesses are finding it imperative to get certain products out in the market FAST. To beat extremely tight deadlines, most of them employ IT systems to accelerate business processes. Whenever these processes require file exchanges across departments, cities, or continents, file transfer systems start to play a crucial role. And that role doesn't just involve moving files from point A to point B.

 

 

 

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

How To Get Your Server To Email You When A User Updates His Information

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:01 PM


Overview

As a system administrator, you might want to be notified when a user makes changes to his/her user account. In this post, we'll show you how to set up that kind of capability on JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers

How To Zip Old Files On Your File Transfer Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 07:17 PM


Overview

In a previous post, we taught you how to automatically  delete old files from your file transfer server. That exercise could come in handy if you want to recover some free space from your disk drive. However, there can be instances when, instead of deleting aged files, archiving/zipping would be your desired course of action. This article can help you in that regard.
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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials

An Overview of How Digital Certificates Work

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 05:53 AM


In our previous post, we discussed what a digital certificate is. Today, we're going to give you an overview of the basic process involving the creation, signing, deployment, and use of digital certificates.  


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

What Is A Digital Certificate?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 10:14 AM


Overview

When users come to your website, they have a way of telling whether your site is safe to connect with or not. It comes in the form of something called a digital certificate. Today, we'll help you understand what a digital certificate is, its key components, the role it plays in Web security, and other concepts associated with it.

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

What Is WebDAV?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 14, 2015 @ 05:36 AM


Overview

Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning or WebDAV is a protocol whose basic functionality includes enabling users to share, copy, move and edit files through a web server. It can also be used to support collaborative applications with features like file locking and revision tracking. This blog post will introduce you to the basic functions of WebDAV, its similarities and differences with FTP and other file transfer protocols, and a few examples showing what you can do with it.



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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, AnyClient