Solved

FTPS & Certificate

Posted on 2004-04-21
4
830 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hi
I understand that FTPS is actually ftp working on SSL. I was wondering whether this will be a good option to upload and download file than using VPN. However, i have no ntentions of going to a commercial CA. I am using SBS2003. they have this feature that helps you create some cert.txt to be sent to CA for some verification? I am not too sure. Was hoping someone can help in providing pointers in using that to create my own certificate.
0
Comment
Question by:QLJ
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 28

Assisted Solution

by:peakpeak
peakpeak earned 80 total points
ID: 10890848
If you're on Win2k or Win2k3 you can install your own Certificate Server for free. With it you can make your own certificates that are as good as anyones for internal use. If you're having external (unknown) people contacting you and you're providing your own certificate they will be presented with a warning as the issuer (you) is not in their list of trusted CA's. It will still work if they agree to trust you though ....

Regards
Peter
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:QLJ
ID: 10895422
could you kindly provide some simple steps to setting it up? thanx!
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:peakpeak
ID: 10899560
Just go to Microsoft and search for Certificate Server, You'll find plenty of info there.
/P
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
SUKHOI_Flanker earned 220 total points
ID: 10900637
Internet Information Services , even version 6.0 on windows 2003 server for example, does NOT support SSL on its FTP server.. if u are planning to crypt the FTP traffic, u have to use a non-microsoft FTP server that supports SSL

Install Certification Authority (C.A) on your windows server
request a certificate for 'server authentification' on your C.A
and look into the FTP server how u can use it

hope it clarify you
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Healthcare organizations in the United States must adhere to the guidance of both the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) for securing and protec…
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now