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What's new in WS_FTP Professional 12.8
The following new features and improvements were added to WS_FTP Professional 12.8.
Support for additional SSH key exchange (KEX) algorithms
WS_FTP Professional supports the following ECDH SSH KEX algorithms:
For more information, see SSH Algorithms.
Hidden files and folders option
Files and folders that are marked as hidden are only visible if the WS_FTP Professional user explicitly requests that they are visible via the Display option.
Open source third-party component documentation
Details of the open source third-party components incorporated in WS_FTP Professional are available from the Notices button on the About Progress WS_FTP Professional screen (Help > About).
Security vulnerabilities were addressed and the following update was applied to provide users with enhanced security.
- The OpenSSL version was updated from 1.0.2p to 1.0.2y.
The WS_FTP Professional UI and documentation were rebranded as Progress WS_FTP Professional.
The following issues were fixed in WS_FTP Professional 12.8.
Command Line, Utilities
The scripting utility and command line respect the startup mode when it is set to binary and the site profile is used.
The ASCII mode is respected when a script calls a site that forces ASCII mode, and the script is called from the command line.
These requirements apply to the supporting environment and operating system where you install WS_FTP Professional 12.8.
- Windows Server 2019
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- 1 GHz Processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 16 GB, plus 50 MB free disk space during installation
Upgrading to the latest version of WS_FTP Professional ensures that you have access to the latest features, fixes, security updates, and usability improvements.
Review the current system requirements prior to upgrading.
Get the installer and activate license
To get a WS_FTP Professional installer package:
- Log in to the Progress Community portal and select Product Downloads.
- Download the product package and save it to a location on the computer where the upgrade will take place. Ensure that it is a local drive rather than a network or shared drive.
- For best performance, right-click the installer and select Run as Administrator.
- Complete the installation steps.
- After installation, a reboot is required.
- To activate the application license, click Start > Progress WS_FTP Professional > Manage WS_FTP Professional License. Click Refresh the current license. To save your changes, click Next, followed by Finish.
WS_FTP Professional 12.8 supports direct upgrade (upgrade by way of running the WS_FTP Professional installer) for existing WS_FTP Professional 12.6 and newer.
Use the table below to determine the most efficient upgrade path from your current version to WS_FTP Professional 12.8.
WS_FTP Professional 12.6 or later
WS_FTP Professional 12.5 or earlier
Licensees and evaluators
Read the end user license agreement (EULA) before installing or using this product: Progress End User License Agreement
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This document was published on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 10:17