How to setup a secure ftp server on Windows server?

This is using MS Windows Server 2012 R2. We intend to setup a ftp server for uploading/downloading soft codes. I heard that we can establish a self-signed or even a 3rd-party based ssl certificate to form a secure ftp server. I intend to use MS Certificate services for the ssl cert so as user not only has to type in their password, but also they must present the cert as well.

Any alternative methods are welcome. Appreciate if you can share how to make this works, thanks.
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MichaelBalackAsked:
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Michael,

I won't get into a FTP diatribe, but I will suggest NOT using a Microsoft's FTP server (service), and go with a commercial solution that supports, ftp, sftp, ftps, note these are not all the same... and setup/configuration.

WRT to SSL certificates...  if this is all internal corporate access or within the same  "secure" network...  self signed is OK.
Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
what software you are using for FTP? i recommend using FileZilla server
for importing the SSL, check this https://www.ssl2buy.com/wiki/install-ssl-certificate-for-filezilla-server

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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
FileZilla is fine, there is also CuteFTP, and several other low cost commercial product.
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
FileZilla server is free, no charges or commercial version https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1&type=server
MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Thanks for everyone. I will try filezilla first.
MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Hi all,

Filezilla server works great.
MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Thanks for both expert Sam and expert Martin in suggesting using filezilla server. This server works great.
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