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Configure SSL/TLS (FTP Client)

Note: SSL/TLS connections use digital certificates for authentication. Depending on how your certificate was issued and the way your host is configured, you may need to install a host and/or personal certificate before you can connect using SSL/TLS.

To configure a secure SSL/TLS connection in the FTP Client

  1. Start the FTP Client.

    This opens the Connect to FTP Site dialog box. (If the FTP Client is already running and this dialog box is not open, go to Connection > Connect.)

  2. Perform one of the following tasks:


    Do This

    Create a new site

    From the Connect to FTP Site dialog box, click New.

    In the Add FTP Site dialog box, enter the name or IP address of your FTP server host, and then click Next.

    In the Login Information dialog box, select User.

    Modify an existing site

    From the Connect to FTP Site dialog box, select a site.

  3. Click Security.
  4. Click the SSL/TLS tab, and then click Use SSL/TLS Security.
  5. (Optional) Use Encryption strength to specify the minimum allowable level of encryption for SSL/TLS connections. The connection fails if this level cannot be provided. If you select Default, any encryption level is permitted, and Reflection negotiates with the host system to choose the strongest encryption level supported by both the host and the PC.
  6. (Optional) Click Configure PKI.
  7. The PKI Configuration dialog box opens, from which you can manage the digital certificates used for authentication.
  8. Perform one of the following tasks:

    If you are

    Do This

    Creating a new site

    Click OK twice to close the dialog boxes.

    Modifying an existing site

    Click OK to close the Security Properties dialog box and then click Next.

    In the FTP User Login dialog box, type your user name on the FTP server and then click Next.

    Click Finish.

Related Topics

SSL/TLS Overview

Digital Certificates in SSL/TLS Sessions

Certificate Authentication (PKI)

SSL/TLS Tab (FTP Options)

Connect Using SSL/TLS