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how do I install a SSL cert on server 2003 for an ftp site?

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I am trying to install a wildcard/godaddy cert on Server 2003 that we use for FTP. All forums that I have read say to go to directory services-> and then Server Cert under Computer management consule. However, this option is not available. Can you please assit me?
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by:Jian An Lim
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i believe you are using IIS6 and your FTP is running within IIS.

THE truth is, in windows 2003, there is no in-built support for FTP over SSL
So the feature you want will not be available.


IIS7 above (means windows 2008) offer inbuilt support.



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by:Shreedhar Ette
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Hi,

Refer this article:
http://help.godaddy.com/article/4875

Hope this helps,
Shree
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Thanks for the imput. I found the article on Go Daddy's website already. When I go to install the SSL in the IIS consule within Admin tools, under the Directory Security  tab, I do not have "Server certfificate" or "verify certificate." They are not grayed out, I just don't have them. The OS on this ftp server is Server 2003 w/o domain control. So what next? I use the software zftp to manage ftp as well on this server. What is the address that I type to check to see if infact my cert is installed correctly? Is it sftp.xxxx.com ?
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you wont have them because windows 2003 do not support FTP in SSL. Fullstop.

Next is t he zftp, please check http://forum.zftpserver.com/viewtopic.php?t=735
I personally do not use them but i think they are supported.

you also need to make sure your DNS settings in correct (spilt DNS might requried for internal network)


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Thank you limjianan. I am getting closer. So, I cant use ftp over SSL in Server 2003 because it does not support it. And zftp does not support SFTP. So my only option is to set-up FTPS. I have set this up per the same document that you have listed. I found that a couple days ago. Our company wants ftp site to be secure but does not want users to have to install SmartFTP to ensure secure encryption. My only option is FTPS. Now, after all the steps that I completed in zFTP to enable FTPS, how do I know if it is working? How do I test?
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Jian An Lim earned 2000 total points
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as i said, do do spilt DNS.


you make a name let's say sftp.xxx.com and point the IP address to it.

then try to use winscp (winscp.net) to connect to it.


again
sftp is not native for any windows. you need to download extra software


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