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What is FTPES?

IT, Media & Classroom Services requires that off-campus FTP connections are secured using FTP transmission via TLS (explicit encryption), or "FTPES".

What is FTPES?

In this method of encryption, the client (your computer/device) will negotiate the level of security to be used with the server. This is a very useful and dynamic method of security as it can support both encrypted FTPS and unencrypted FTP sessions on a single connection. In an explicit FTPS session, the client first establishes an unencrypted connection to the FTP server. Prior to sending the login credentials, the client requests that the server switches to an SSL encrypted channel by sending an "AUTH TLS" or "AUTH SSL" command. Once the SSL channel has been successfully established the client then sends the users login credentials to the server. This ensures that usernames and passwords along with any other commands are not transmitted unencrypted over open network traffic.

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