Changing the host separator

By default, WS_FTP Server allows users to authenticate to hosts other than the default host by including the host separator and the host name with the username, such as username@hostname.

Usernames cannot include the host separator. If you wish to use a different host separator (so that usernames can match email address, for example), you must change the host separator.

To change the host separator:

  1. From the top menu, select Server > Server Settings > System Details. The System Details page opens.

  2. In Host separator, enter any single character that you want to use to separate usernames and host names.

    Caution: If a username includes the character you specify as the host separator, that user will not be able to authenticate after you change the host separator.

  3. Click Save.