• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 113
  • Last Modified:

Recommend FTP Server to use with Active Directory

We are looking for FTP Server software that will use Active Directory for user authentication.  We are a small company so cost is a major issue.  Just looking for the ability for remote users to drop files into a directory.
2 Solutions
Michael MachieFull-time technical multi-taskerCommented:
A few things come to mind...

Globalscape SFTP software. A FTP client would be required on the PC side to access the Globalscape SFTP server. It is only a few hundred dollars to purchase and the yearly support is about the same.  However, once set up you probably won't need to call Support. Mine has been running two solid years without a single Support call. It allows for AD integration as well as FTP and SFTP without opening ports on your Server or firewall.
GlobalScape SFTP

You can also use IIS in Windows for free and configure WebDav. WebDav uses AD credentials and is free with Windows.
Using WebDav you would end up creating a WebDav link that would be used to Map a drive in 'My Computer'. This way your Users could access their directory just as if it were a mapped drive on their PC. Drag-and-drop files right to the mapped drive.
Filezilla has a third party project which supports ldap authentication:


I never used it, so can't give you an answer if it is a good one. IIS is another good solution.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now