The FTPS Connection Manager contains the following three pages to connect to FTPS server.

  • General
  • Advanced Settings
  • More Info 

General page

The General page on the FTPS Connection Manager allows you to specify general settings for the connection.

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Host Name

The Host Name represents the Server containing your FTPS server.

Passive Mode

The Passive Mode option will specify the setup of your FTPS server. If left unselected, the mode specified will be active.

Encryption

The Encryption option allows you to specify no encryption or TLS.

Connection Type

The Connection Type option is enabled when the Encryption property is set to TLS. The Connection Type specifies if you would like to connect to TLS through Explicit or Implicit mode.

Port

The Port is set to default values - when no encryption or TLS encryption with the Explicit Connection Type is selected, the default port is 21. Otherwise, when TLS with the Implicit Connection Type option is selected, the default port is set to 990.

Username

Enter the Username option for the account you would like to specify.

Password

Specify the Password for the Username account.

Certificate Location

Allows you to specify the location of the certificate that will be used. There are two options available:

  • Store
  • File System
Certificate Subject

Allows you to specify the subject of the client certificate from the Certificate Store. Click the ellipses button to browse and select a certificate for the users store. This option is available when you choose Store as Certificate Location. 

Path to Certificate

Provide the path to the certificate file to use for authentication. Click the ellipses button to browse their file system for the certificate. This option is available when you choose File System as Certificate Location.

Certificate Password

Provide the password to the certificate file. This option is available when you choose File System as the Certificate Location. 

Test Connection

After all the connection information has been provided, you may click the Test Connection button to test if the connection settings entered are valid.

Advanced Settings

The Advanced Settings page on the FTPS Connection Manager allows you to specify some advanced and optional settings for the connection.

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Proxy Type (Proxy Server Information)

The Proxy Type option let you select if you are using a Proxy, and if so, what type.

Port (Proxy Server Information)

The Port option allows you to specify port number of the proxy server for the connection.

Username (Proxy Server Authentication)

The Username option allows you to specify the proxy user account.

Password

Using Password option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user's password.

NOTE: The Proxy Password is not included in the FTPS connection manager's ConnectionString property by default. This is done by design for security reasons. However you can include it in your ConnectionString if you want to parameterize your connection manager. The format would be ProxyPassword=myProxyPassword; (make sure you have a semicolon as the last character). It can be anywhere in the ConnectionString. 

Timeout (secs)

The Timeout (secs) option allows you to specify a timeout value in seconds for the connection. The default value is 120 seconds.

Ignore Certificate Errors

This option can be used to ignore those SSL certificate errors when connecting to FTPS server. 

Warning: Enabling "Ignore Certificate Errors" option is generally NOT recommended, particularly for production instance. Unless there is a strong reason to believe the connection is secure - such as the network communication is only happening in an internal infrastructure, this option should be unchecked for best security.