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How to Set Up SSL Client Authentication | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jan 03, 2021 @ 05:18 AM

[Last updated: January 2021] 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.

We already talked about client certificate authentication and its benefits on a previous post, so if you want to learn more about it, I suggest you click that link. In that post, we never got to talk about how to enable client certificate authentication 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 Install An SFTP Server On Windows

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Dec 28, 2020 @ 02:31 AM

Because Microsoft Windows doesn't have a secure file transfer protocol server built in, here's a tutorial showing how to install one on it. 

The SFTP server we'll be using for this tutorial is JSCAPE MFT Server, a managed file transfer server that supports SFTP connections and several other file transfer protocols like FTP, FTPS, HTTP/S, WebDAV, AS2 and OFTP, as well as SSL and TLS.

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

Protecting Your File Transfer Service from Internal Threats

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Dec 25, 2020 @ 01:03 PM

Overview

[Last updated: December 2020] Malicious insiders and careless insiders are increasingly posing serious risks to file transfer systems. If nothing is done to mitigate them, these internal threats can cause data loss or, worse, massive penalty-inducing data breaches. In this post, we take a closer look at internal threats, how they put file transfer systems at risk, and what you can do to mitigate them.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Security, Secure File Transfer, FTP

How To Securely Transfer Large Files Over The Internet

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Dec 16, 2020 @ 01:02 AM

Businesses that deal with large files such as high-definition videos, 3D CAD models, and so on, sometimes need to transfer these files to another department or to a trading partner located in another state, country, or continent. In situations like this, it pays to know how to securely transfer large files over the Internet.

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

Install A Linux SFTP Server Via Command Line And Configure Via Web UI

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Dec 02, 2020 @ 05:28 PM

Overview

Let's say you want to install an SSH FTP server (SFTP) on a Linux machine devoid of a GUI. However, after installation, you don't want to configure it (add users, create keys, enable public key authentication, choose algorithms, etc.) locally, moreso via the SFTP client. Instead, you want this SFTP server to be configured remotely through a graphical Web user interface. This is how we recommend you do it.

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

Using AES-256 To Encrypt Files You Upload To Your S3 Trading Partner

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 @ 04:05 AM

Files you upload to an Amazon S3 trading partner through JSCAPE MFT Server are normally stored in plaintext. If you want to encrypt those files to minimize the risk of a data breach, one way to do that is by using AES-256 Amazon S3 server-side encryption. We'll show you how to use this particular service in this post. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Security, Cloud Computing, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

What Is AS2 Protocol? How To Use Applicability Statement 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Sep 01, 2020 @ 10:31 AM

Overview: What Is AS2 Protocol?

AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is a file transfer protocol (FTP) that supports fully automated, server-to-server file transfers. It's suitable for two or more parties who often transact with each other and require paper-free transfers that ensure message integrity, security and reliability.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer, AS2, HIPAA

Why and How You Should Verify An SSH/SFTP Client Key's Fingerprint Before Using It

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 14, 2020 @ 12:59 AM

In one of our previous posts, we talked about the importance of authenticating an SFTP host before logging into it and how to use the host's RSA key fingerprint to carry out the authentication. The same principle applies when you import a user's client key for public key authentication. 

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

How To Create A Client Certificate

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, May 06, 2020 @ 07:06 AM

In this post, we show you how to configure a client certificate and how to simplify certificate management.

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

Benefits of using the JSCAPE MFT Server as an AS2 Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 21, 2020 @ 02:46 AM

As promised in our last post, we're going to talk about JSCAPE MFT Server and why it's the perfect choice for an AS2 server.

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