Enable Alternative Permission Logic


  • EFT Server version 4 - version 8.1.x
  • EFT v4.x to v7.4.x stores advanced properties in the registry.
  • EFT v8.x stores Advanced Properties in a JSON file.
    • When you upgrade from EFT v7.4.x to EFT v8, the non-default settings that you have defined in the registry will be added to the Advanced Properties file during upgrade. (Default settings are part of the EFT configuration files.)
      For a spreadsheet of advanced properties, please refer to the "Advanced Properties "topic in the help for your version of EFT.


This registry key/advanced property determines whether EFT checks for the "Delete" permission when a client uploads a file.

  • If this setting is not present and/or set to zero, when a connecting client uploads a file, EFT checks only for Upload permission. If a file already exists with the same name, it will be overwritten.
  • If this setting is present and non-zero, then EFT determines if an upload will delete (overwrite) an existing file. If a file already exists, EFT Server does an additional check for Delete permission.

In v8.0 and later, add the name:value pair to the advancedproperties.json file as described in the "Advanced Properties" topic in the online help for your version of EFT.

"UplReqDel": "true"

In versions prior to v8.0, create a DWORD value of "UplReqDel" set to "1".

On 32-bit systems:


On 64-bit systems:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 4.0\Config\]