September 23rd, 2010, 12:53 AM
FTP SSL Query
I'm hoping someone can help me out here. I'm developing a website that has a file upload feature and I'm a little confused about the whole FTP SSL side of things.
I have an SSL for the website which is being hosted by funnily enough a hosting company, and I also have an FTP server that is sitting in our office (external to the website). What I basically want is to be able to send files via FTP SSL from the website to our FTP server. Now...
- Do I need a separate certificate on our FTP server to authenticate that the file is coming from the website?
- Or... Can I use the SSL certificate that covers the website for this?
- If I can use the SSL certificate that covers the website, how do I set this up on the FTP Server?
I'm using FileZilla's FTP Server (v.0.9.36 beta)
Thanks in advance all - I'm really struggling to get my head around this concept.
September 23rd, 2010, 08:27 AM
This page on their Wiki explains how to set up FTPS.
You will need a separate SSL certificate, unless your existing certificate covers multiple host names or your FTP server is running on the same host name as your website.
September 23rd, 2010, 08:49 AM
Just to make sure I understand this a bit better. In basic terms, I create a certificate on the FTP server, then on the website, I can test the validitaty of the FTP server certificate (in the code behind) and if it passes validation then I can start the file transfer (which would be over SSL/TLS). I'm a even close?