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SFTPPlus Release 3.49.0

Mon 24 June 2019 | general release

We are announcing the latest release of SFTPPlus version 3.49.0.

New Features

  • You can now use PXF / PKCS#12 certificates in SFTPPlus without converting them to the PEM format first. [#2596]
  • The HTTP file transfer server web UI now has dedicated ID for each UI element making it easier to implement themes. [web-server][http][https] [#3224]

Defect Fixes

  • Documentation for the group's ssh_authorized_keys_path configuration option was updated to specify that reading multiple SSH keys from a single file is not supported. This implementation change was done in version 2.6.0, but the documentation was not updated until now. [server-side] [#1296]
  • FTP client transfers no longer create empty files on transfer failures. [client-side][ftp][ftps] [#3006]
  • You can now create new SFTP services from the Local Manager web interface. This issue was introduced in version 3.46.0. [server-side][sftp] [#4124]
  • When using the client shell, passwords are now masked by default. [security][client-side] [#5213]
  • Local Manager's web interface now has an explicit button for disabling a password. In previous versions it was required to type disabled to disable the usage of a password. [manager] [#5236]

You can check the full release notes here.

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SFTPPlus Release 3.48.0

Mon 27 May 2019 | general release

We are announcing the latest release of SFTPPlus version 3.48.0.

New Features

  • HTTP POST event handler can now be configured to automatically retry on network and HTTP errors. [server-side][http-api] [#2619]
  • It is now possible to configure a file transfer service to emit debugging events for the low-level protocol used. [http][ftp][ftps][sftp][scp][server-side] [#2697]
  • The Python Extension event handler now handles events on multiple CPUs. In previous versions all events were handled by a single CPU. [#5262]
  • A new destination path action named single-file was added to transfer multiple source files as a single destination file. [client-side] [#4054]
  • You can now disable the overwriting rule for a transfer destination. In this way, the file is uploaded right away, without doing any extra requests on the server. [client-side] [#4054]
  • Debian 9 is now a supported platform. [#3353]

Defect Fixes

  • When changing the current folder in FTP, the SFTPPlus server now only checks that the path is a folder and that path traversal is allowed. It no longer tries to see if the operating system allows listing content. Asking the operating system to list content for every target directory could have caused performance issues. [server-side][ftp][ftps] [#2111]
  • You can now use a local directory with a large number of files (more than 10.000), as the source for a transfer. [client-side] [#1319]
  • The local filesystem source location no longer stops to monitor the source on I/O errors. It will log an error and retry to get the content again after changes_poll_interval seconds. [client-side] [#3350]
  • The SysV and OpenRC init scripts now work when executed as root user. This was a defect introduced in 3.42.0. [#3353]

Deprecations and Removals

  • The Python Extension event handler no longer takes a parent argument. The events are no longer handled in separate threads. Instead, they are added to a queue to be executed on a dedicate CPU. [#5262]
  • Support for Ubuntu 16.04 on ARM64 was removed. [#3353]
  • Support for Debian 8 was removed. [#3353]

You can check the full release notes here.

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SFTPPlus Release 3.47.0

Thu 11 April 2019 | general release

We are announcing the latest release of SFTPPlus version 3.47.0.

New Features

  • You can now configure multiple domains for a free Let's Encrypt certificate using the subjectAlternativeName field. [server-side][ftps][https] [#5108]
  • A new event handler of type external-executable was added to execute external scripts or programs. [#5234]
  • Windows Server 2019 is now a supported platform. [#5241-1]
  • The bundled OpenSSL libraries in Windows, SLES 11, and OS X were updated to versions 1.1.1b, adding support for TLS 1.3. [#5241]

Defect Fixes

  • The WebDAV location now ignores HTTP proxy errors when they occur while monitoring a remote SharePoint Online site. [client-side][https] [#5114-1]
  • The WebDAV location now works with multiple parallel transfers from the same SharePoint Online source. [client-side][https] [#5114]
  • The SFTP and SCP file transfer services will no longer block the whole SFTPPlus process during the SSH handshake. [server-side][sftp][scp] [#5202]

Deprecations and Removals

  • Event with ID 20057, emitted when execute_at_startup times out, was removed and replaced by event with ID 20056. [#5234]

You can check the full release notes here.

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SFTPPlus Release 3.46.0

Mon 11 March 2019 | general release

We are announcing the latest release of SFTPPlus version 3.46.0.

New Features

  • The HTTP/HTTPS file transfer service now supports downloading multiple files at once as a Zip file. [server-side][web-api][http][https] [#5093]
  • It is now possible to set up password expiration for accounts and groups. [server-side][security] [#5146]
  • It is now possible to configure the preferred size of the group in the SSH Diffie-Hellman group key exchange method. [server-side][sftp][scp] [#5205]
  • The file dispatcher event handler now supports the copy action. This will copy the source file to one or more destinations, without removing the source file. [server-side][client-side] [#5210]
  • The file dispatcher event handler now supports the rename action. This will rename the source file (with an atomic move operation) without overwriting an existing file. [server-side][client-side] [#5220]

Defect Fixes

  • An event is now emitted when a file is closed after it was open for reading through the HTTP file transfer service. [server-side][http][https] [#5093]
  • The HTTP/HTTPS file transfer service now responds with 401 Unauthorized for requests made with 100 Continue when no credentials are provided in the request. [server-side][http][https] [#5223]

You can check the full release notes here.

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SFTPPlus Release 3.45.0

Thu 14 February 2019 | general release

We are announcing the latest release of SFTPPlus version 3.45.0.

New Features

  • It is now possible for SFTP/SCP clients to change their own password using the SSH command execution service. [server-side][sftp][scp] [#5129]
  • It is now possible to transfer files using temporary names, renaming to their initial names once successfully transferred. [client-side] [#5156]
  • Events emitted when a file is closed after a server-side SFTP or SCP transfer now include transferred size, duration, and average speed. [server-side][scp][sftp] [#5196]
  • You can now configure an account to allow authentication only from a specific list of source IP addresses. [server-side][security] [#5201]

Defect Fixes

  • The SFTP/SCP file transfer service no longer generates an internal server error when the SCP protocol is requested as an SSH subsystem. [server-side][scp] [#5129]
  • For move transfers, the removal of the source file is now retried when the operation fails. In previous versions, once the file was transferred, the source removal was attempted only once. [client-side] [#5156-1]
  • The transfer of a file is now retried when the operation to check the existence of the remote file fails. [client-side] [#5156]
  • For the SCP protocol, the event with ID 30042 is no longer emitted when the client is sending the whole file without an end of file marker. In previous versions, if the SCP client uploaded all the file data, but did not send the explicit confirmation for the end of file or stream, SFTPPlus was emitting the event 30042 to inform that the transfer was not complete. [server-side][scp] [#5196]

Deprecations and Removals

  • The events emitted for rename operations now have the destination path as the default path attribute. In previous versions the source path was used. The from attribute will contain the source path. The following event IDs are affected: 60043, 60044, 30025, 30026, 30027 [server-side][client-side] [#5156]
  • Support for FreeBSD 10.x on X86_64 was removed. [#5170]

You can check the full release notes here.

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