Disallow (Shut Off) Basic Authentication for HTTPS


THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • EFT v7.4.11 and later

DISCUSSION

The Web Transfer Client for EFT uses form-based authentication. Basic auth is provided to remain compliant with RFC 7617. As added assurance that best practices are followed, EFT administrators can force use of HTTPS for all connections.

‚ÄčIn EFT v8.0, all registry settings were moved to AdvancedProperties.json. For information about Advanced Properties, refer to the online help for your version of EFT.

You can disallow (shut off) basic authentication for HTTPS using the registry setting below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 7.4\

Type: BOOL

Value name: DisableHTTPBasicAuthentication

Values: Default = 0; 1 = disable basic authentication for HTTPS.

Restart Required: Yes