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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

What Is Client Certificate Authentication?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 31, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

Overview

How do you strengthen a server's user authentication system? Well, one solution would be to add another. Most servers authenticate users through the usual username-password technique. If you can augment that with another method, you'll be able to make it more difficult for impostors to break in. For servers whose users connect through Web browsers, one option would be something called client certificate authentication. Let me explain what it is.

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Topics: Security, Secure File Transfer, FTPS

What AES Encryption Is And How It's Used To Secure File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 03:45 AM


Overview

First adopted by the US government to protect classified information, AES has long gained global acceptance and is used for securing sensitive data in various industries - most likely including yours. In this post, you'll learn about AES encryption and understand its vital role in securing sensitive files you send over the Internet. 


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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

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

An Introduction To Stream Ciphers and Block Ciphers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 07:52 AM


Overview

Secure file transfer protocols like SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, and WebDAVS encrypt data through symmetric key ciphers. These ciphers can be classified into two groups: stream ciphers and block ciphers. Today, we'll discuss what a stream cipher is and what a block cipher is. We'll also talk about the popular encryption algorithms that fall under each group. 


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Security, Secure File Transfer

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 a Digital Signature?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 28, 2015 @ 06:38 PM


Overview

Digital signatures help enforce security during data transfers. They're mainly responsible for establishing authentication, data integrity, and non-repudiation. Today, we'll be talking about the basic concepts behind digital signatures, where they're used, how they work, and why they're always an integral part of highly secure file transfers.


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2