Configuring SSL/TLS security for the Web/REST Service

While SSL/TLS security configuration for the FTPS protocol is entirely self-contained, Syncplify.me Server!’s Web/REST service relies on Windows’ HTTP.SYS subsystem, which is the same subsystem IIS is based on, and therefore its security configuration has to be made at operating system level.

In order to ease the process we recommend Natarc’s IISCrypto, a free and powerful utility that helps achieving the task with just a few mouse clicks. Continue reading

Syncplify.me Server! v4.1.2 released

We have just released version 4.1.2 of our Syncplify.me Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Fixed: bug in retrieving the last modification date of files stored in UNC paths (SFTP protocol only)
  • Fixed: bug that prevented WinSCP from asking for confirmation before overwriting a file (SFTP protocol only)

Warning: upgrading to this version from any version prior to 4.0.34 will invalidate your license, so please if you are a customer – before you upgrade – contact us to request a license reset.

Note: if after the update you notice any unexpected behavior in the web interface, just hit Ctrl-F5 in your browser; that will force the browser to reload the page as well as all back-end scripts and update the ones that may have been cached from previous versions of the software.

As usual you can download this new release from our website.

White paper: a solution for banking/finance

This totally free White Paper discusses secure file transfer regulatory compliance issues for banks and financial institutions, debunks some myths, and explains how to achieve the required levels of security and conformity.

Feel free to download it and use it under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

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Syncplify.me Server! v4.1.1 released

We have just released version 4.1.1 of our Syncplify.me Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Fixed: computed permissions inside directory list were incorrect when VFS target was a UNC path (SFTP protocol only)

Warning: upgrading to this version from any version prior to 4.0.34 will invalidate your license, so please if you are a customer – before you upgrade – contact us to request a license reset.

Note: if after the update you notice any unexpected behavior in the web interface, just hit Ctrl-F5 in your browser; that will force the browser to reload the page as well as all back-end scripts and update the ones that may have been cached from previous versions of the software.

As usual you can download this new release from our website.

Syncplify.me Server! v4.1.0 released

We have just released version 4.1.0 of our Syncplify.me Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Added: support for MongoDB authentication and specific utility to configure it (read how to use it here)
  • Fixed: small memory leak in one of the password encryption functions

Warning: upgrading to 4.1.0 from any version prior to 4.0.34 will invalidate your license, so please if you are a customer – before you upgrade – contact us to request a license reset.

Note: if after the update you notice any unexpected behavior in the web interface, just hit Ctrl-F5 in your browser; that will force the browser to reload the page as well as all back-end scripts and update the ones that may have been cached from previous versions of the software.

As usual you can download this new release from our website.

How to: use a CA-issued certificate (the long way)

Syncplify.me Server! version: 4.0.0+

If you already own an X.509 (SSL/TLS) digital certificate in PFX format, you know how simple it is to import it into your Syncplify.me Server! and use it.

But many of our customers asked for a tutorial on the longer procedure of requesting a digital certificate to a certification authority (CA) via a certificate signing request (CSR). So here’s the fully documented procedure for you.

First of all you have to generate the CSR, and to do that you will simply go to the Security->FTP(E/S) menu and select the option in the picture below from the certificate drop-down menu: Continue reading

What’s new in the upcoming Syncplify.me Server! v5

Syncplify.me Server! version: 5.0.0+

While the step from v3 to v4 was somewhat “epic” (as 80%+ of the code was rewritten from scratch) the upcoming Syncplify.me Server! v5 will, instead, build upon the rock-solid foundation of v4 and expand and improve its features significantly. Version 5 will also be our most cloud-enabled version to date.

Here’s a list of some of the most important upcoming new features our users will find in Syncplify.me Server! v5: Continue reading