Selecting methods of authentication

Ipswitch WS_FTP Server supports two methods of authenticating over SSH.

To configure authentication methods for an SSH listener:

  1. From the top menu, select Server > Listeners. The Listeners page opens.
  2. Click the IP address of the listener you want to open. The Edit Listener page opens.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click SSH Settings. The Listener Encryption Settings (SSH) page opens.
  4. Under Authentication Method, select the checkboxes next to the authentication methods you want to allow.
  5. Click Save when finished.

Note: If you choose to allow both authentication methods, users can authenticate using a public key OR a password; both are not required. Both methods must be selected if you wish to require multi-factor authentication for users belonging to any host associated with this listener, otherwise those users will not be able to authenticate. See Configuring multi-factor authentication for more information.