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Update: SilverSHielD v6.1.11.141

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We have just released SilverSHielD version 6.1.11.141.

This new version features only one small change: it ensures that all directories and virtual directories have the “permissions” bits properly set in the “attributes” extension (SFTPv4+).

Warning: if you’re upgrading from a version prior to 6.1.5.135, installing this new version may lead to loss/invalidation of your license. So if you are a licensed customer, please, contact Extenua before applying this update/upgrade. Thank you.

Using the catch-all (*) virtual user to relay authentication to an Active Directory

SilverSHielD v6.0 introduces significant enhancements to user management, especially with regards to its support for Active Directory.

It is possible to authenticate all your AD users in SilverSHielD by creating a special user profile and using * (star, or asterisk) as a username; that user must be allowed to perform password authentication, and the “use Windows/AD account auth” option must be enabled. See the image below for a visual example. Read more

Mapping a user’s home directory to a network share

By design SilverSHielD only accepts local folders (folders located in local logical volumes) as user’s root folder.

Thus, for example:

  • D:\MySFTP\MyUserData is a valid root folder
  • \\sftpdata.mycompany.loc\MyUserData is not a valid root folder

Some users have reported the need to map SilverSHielD users’ root folders to a shared folder located elsewhere on the network (for example on a file server, a NAS or a SAN). Read more