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SFTPPlus Release 3.38.0

Fri 21 September 2018 | general release

We are pleased to announce the latest release of SFTPPlus version 3.38.0.

New Features

  • When the remote FTP/FTPS server supports the MLST command, SFTPPlus will use it to determine the existence of remote paths. [client-side][ftp][ftps] [#3885]
  • For a transfer, it is now possible to execute on destination commands which will include the source and destination path and file name. [client-side] [#4522]
  • New permissions allow-create-folder, allow-delete-folder, allow-delete-file, and allow-set-attributes were added to help defining a stricter configuration. [server-side] [#4955-1]
  • A new permission, deny-full-control was added to deny any action to the configured path. [server-side] [#4955]
  • You can now add custom values to the JSON payload sent by the HTTP event handler. This allows sending SFTPPlus HTTP events to existing webhooks like Slack or Splunk. [api] [#5068]

Defect Fixes

  • FTP/FTPS client operation can now successfully detect the absence of a file on a remote server. [client-side][ftp][ftps] [#3885]

You can check the full release notes here.

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SFTPPlus Release 3.37.0

Thu 06 September 2018 | general release

We are pleased to announce the latest release of SFTPPlus version 3.37.0.

New Features

  • The HTTP and HTTPS file transfer API now support session based authentication. The Basic Auth login is still supported. [server-side][http][https] [#5009-1]
  • The HTTP and HTTPS file transfer services now have a session based login page. The Basic Auth login is still supported for web clients which don't support cookies. [server-side][http][https] [#5009]
  • LDAP authentication method was extended to allow defining a LDAP filter for LDAP users which are allowed to act as administrators through the Local Manager service. [manager] [#5010-1]
  • You can now define multiple authentication methods for the Local Manager service. [manager] [#5010-2]
  • OS authentication method was extended to allow defining a list of Operating System account groups which are allowed to act as administrators through the Local Manager service. [manager] [#5010]
  • You can now use Local Manager to configure the accounts and groups of the local-file authentication method. [#5041]
  • It is now possible to configure an event handler filter based on excluded usernames or components by using the ! (exclamation mark) to mark a value which needs to be excluded. [server-side][client-side] [#5043]
  • The MDTM FTP command now shows microseconds when displaying time. [server-side][ftp][ftps] [#93-1]
  • The FTP/FTPS server now supports MLST and MLSD commands (Listings for Machine Processing) as specified in RFC 3659. [server-side][ftp][ftps] [#93]

Defect Fixes

  • The authentication process now fails when an authentication is configured but not running. In previous versions, the stopped authentication method was skipped, and the authentication process continued with the next configured method. [security] [#5010]
  • When sending files to an FTP or FTPS destination location, transfers will no longer saturate the network, instead they will follow the TCP congestion signaling. In previous versions this issue was causing excessive memory usage and transfer failures over low bandwidth networks. [client-side][ftp][ftps] [#5033]
  • Comma-separated values in Local Manager can now be configured using a simple free-text input box. This allows editing existing values and makes it easier to reorder them. [management] [#5043]

Deprecations and Removals

  • HTTP file transfer service API now uses cookie-based authentication by default. In previous versions the default authentication method was HTTP Basic authentication, which remains an available method. [server-side][http][https][#5009-1]
  • The HTTP file transfer service API now uses JSON as the default content type for responses. In previous versions you would have to explicitly ask for JSON. Now, you need to explicitly ask for HTML. [server-side][http][https] [#5009]
  • Events with ID 20005 and 50008 were removed and replaced with event 20136. Events with ID 20135 and 20138 were removed and replaced with event 20142. [#5010-1]
  • Event with ID 50009 was removed, as OS administrators now use the OS authentication method. [#5010-2]
  • With the introduction of multiple authentication methods for the Local Manager service, you will now need to explicitly define the [server] manager_authentications configuration option. If manager_authentications is not defined (or left empty), SFTPPlus will fall back to the first defined Application authentication method. [#5010-3]
  • The include_os_group configuration options for roles was removed. Now you can explicitly define an OS authentication method for the Local Manager server. include_os_group was replaced by the manager_allowed_groups configuration option for the OS authentication method. [server-side] [#5010]

You can check the full release notes here.

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SFTPPlus Release 3.36.0

Thu 02 August 2018 | general release

We are pleased to announce the latest release of SFTPPlus version 3.36.0.

New Features

  • The Azure File Service of the Azure Storage Account is now available as a location for client-side transfers. [client-side][http] [#4988]
  • It is now possible to define a client-side file transfer that will wait for a signaling filename before it starts transferring the files. [client-side] [#4989]
  • It is now possible to configure transfers which will monitor the source recursively and will then transfer to the same non-recursive destination. [client-side] [#4998]
  • It is now possible to configure a transfer rule which will use a destination file name that is different to the source name. [client-side] [#5007]

Defect Fixes

  • The Windows installer is now signed. [#4794]
  • It is now possible to clear the data attributes and structured fields configuration for an event handler and the allowed groups for an OS authentication mode from the Local Manager. In previous versions saving these configuration changes was generating an error. [#5018]
  • When the local file event handler is rotating the files based on time, it now preserves the file extension. In previous versions the timestamp was used as the file extension. [#5036]

You can check the full release notes here.

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SFTPPlus Client Release 1.5.65

Wed 14 February 2018 | general release client

We have released SFTPPlus Client version 1.5.65 which fixes a defect for recursive uploads over SFTP from a Windows client to a Linux server.

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SFTPPlus Release 3.30.0

Thu 25 January 2018 | general release

We are pleased to announce the latest release of SFTPPlus version 3.30.0.

New Features

  • It is now possible to dynamically dispatch files to different destinations based on the name of the file which was dispatched. [#4555]
  • The HTTP authentication method can now send requests which are authenticated using the HTTP Basic authentication (BA) method. [#4589-1]
  • The HTTP event handler can now send requests which are authenticated using the HTTP Basic authentication (BA) method. [#4589]
  • The file-dispatcher event handler now has the capability to delete files. [client-side] [#4624]
  • You can now configure an account to amend the requested file for an upload by prefixing it with a universally unique identifier (UUID4). This option is available for the SFTP and SCP protocols. [server-side][sftp][scp] [#4643]

Deprecations and Removals

  • The ${SHAREPOINT_CA} and ${SHAREPOINT_CRL} placeholders were replaced by the more inclusive ${MICROSOFT_IT_CA} and ${MICROSOFT_IT_CRL}. The ${SHAREPOINT_CA} and ${SHAREPOINT_CRL} placeholders will continue to be available as an alias for Microsoft IT CA. [#4625]

You can check the full release notes.

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