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Does EFT support single-click/one-click authentication?

Karla Marsh
EFT Express (SMB) & Enterprise


  • EFT, v5.x - 7.2.x with the SAT module
  • For versions that do not use the SAT module, or versions 7.3.x and later, refer to SSO in the help content for your version of EFT


Does EFT support single-click/one-click authentication?

Note: If you are looking for information about Single Sign-On support in EFT Server, refer to Integrated Windows Authentication for Single Sign On (SSO).


Yes, you can pass user credentials to EFT Server through a parameter in the URL used to connect to EFT Server through the Secure Ad Hoc Transfer (SAT) module.

In EFT Server v6.3 and later (SAT version 3), SAT creates the URL for you when you configure single-click authentication in the SAT interface.

In EFT Server v6.2 and earlier (SAT version 2), you can create a base64-encoded username and password pair and insert them into SAT's web.cofig file.

Many free base64-encoding utilities are available online, such as

To create a base64-encoded password in EFT Server v6.2 and earlier

  1. In your Web browser, type the URL for the SAT send page with encode.htm at the end of the address. For example, type:
  2. http://localhost/EFTAdHoc/encode.htm

    The GlobalSCAPE WebAdmin Base64 Encode Utility appears.

  3. In the Enter password and Confirm password boxes, type the administrator password, then click Encode to create the obfuscated version of the password.
  4. In the SAT configuration file, edit the EFTAdminPassword value, replacing it with the obfuscated password you just created. Also, replace EFTAdminUsername with the new administrator username you just created.
  5. To create an encoded username:password pair, type the username and password separated by a colon. For example, type: admin:admin

Add the parameter to end of the URL, such as where "dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=” is the the base64-encoded username:password pair.

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