Can FZ server allow logins via User X509 certificate?

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Can FZ server allow logins via User X509 certificate?

#1 Post by bucknut1 » 2019-09-11 15:52

Hello,

Is is possible to configure FZ server to authenticate users via their user X509 certificate. I am setting up a FZ server which is configure to accept only FTP over TLS. The server already has it public and private keys installed successfully. I am trying to access the server via my browser which has my personal X509 certificate imported.

When I attempt to login, I can see the server receiving the request but my (firefox) browser on the client does nothing. I can see the browser trying to connect (spinning circle in URL window) and I don't get a timeout but I would expect to see a popup requesting that I "Allow" use of my personal certificate on the client to connect to my FZ server.

I do I configure the FZ server to auto login users with personal X509 certificates and log the users access to the server?

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Re: Can FZ server allow logins via User X509 certificate?

#2 Post by boco » 2019-09-12 03:12

Simple answer: You don't.

1. Browsers do NOT support FTP over TLS (FTPS) at all. They only support HTTP over TLS (HTTPS). Even the very basic support for plain FTP in Browsers is about to be removed.
2. FTP and HTTP are independent services and protocols.
3. FileZilla Server does not support client certificates at all. Neither does FileZilla Client.
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Re: Can FZ server allow logins via User X509 certificate?

#3 Post by bucknut1 » 2019-09-12 13:55

Thank you boco for the reply. I was looking pretty hard for an answer and could not find anything. That explains why. I will look for a different solution.

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