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Firewall Authentication Styles (FTP Client)

The FTP Client sends different commands for logging onto a firewall and connecting to an FTP server based on the style of server you specify. During this authentication sequence, the FTP Client uses information you have configured in the Site Properties dialog box and the Firewall tab of the Security Properties dialog box. If you have not configured all or part of this information, you'll be prompted for it each time you make a connection.

The following styles are available:

SITE servername

Use this style if your passthrough server sends a SITE command to connect to the FTP server. Click here to see the authentication command sequence.

username@servername

Use this style if your passthrough server requires server logon information in the format username@servername. Click here to see the authentication command sequence.

USER-PASS-ACCT

Use this style when you don't need to specify a proxy server because your network automatically routes connections through the firewall. In this logon sequence both the FTP site and firewall user names are sent with a single USER command and the firewall password is sent with the ACCT command. Click here to see the authentication command sequence .

Transparent

Use this style when you don't need to specify a proxy server because your network automatically routes connections through the firewall. In connections made using this style, a sequence of USER and PASS commands sends logon information for the firewall followed by the FTP server. Click here to see the authentication command sequence.

Challenge/Response

Use this style if your server requires you to use a hardware token to enter identification information when you open a connection. When you select this style, you can't preconfigure password information. During the login process, you'll see a challenge prompt. Use your token to determine the correct information to enter in response to this prompt. Click here to see the authentication command sequence.

UserID@FireID@RemoteHost

Use this style if your server requires a login of the style UserID@FireID@RemoteHost. If you leave the other boxes blank, the FTP Client prompts for information in this order when you make a connection: Firewall address, Firewall user name, Firewall password, FTP server address, FTP user name.

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