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

Syncplify.me Server! v4.0.32 released

We have just released version 4.0.32 of our Syncplify.me Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Improved: directory list format is now compatible with Maverick’s SFTPv4 behavior
  • Fixed: bug that prevented changing the Software-ID for SSH/SFTP connections
  • Fixed: installer now ensures that all prerequisites are correctly installed before allowing software setup

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 install Syncplify.me Server! v4

Syncplify.me Server! version: 4.0.0+

If you are already running an older version (v3.x) of Syncplify.me Server! and you wish to upgrade, then please carefully review this other KB article.

This article is intended only for new installations of Syncplify.me Server! v4.x onto systems where no other version of the software has ever been installed. The video below shows in detail the entire procedure:

 

Can I run Syncplify.me Server!’s HTTP REST API on port 443?

Syncplify.me Server! version: 4.0.0+

During the installation process of Syncplify.me Server! v4.x (or greater) you will be asked the IP address and port to which the new HTTP REST API service should bind. While in most cases 0.0.0.0 (all interfaces) is a safe choice for the IP address, it is important to carefully choose a port.

In order to help you choose, we have prepared a very easy diagram. Just answer the questions on the diagram, and you’ll know which port (not) to use.

HTTPS Port Choice

This said, in order to limit automatic probes (bots), choosing a non-standard port is probably always the safest way to go.