VShell 4.3 Beta 1 Now Available with New Authentication and Encryption Options

The beta 1 release of VShell 4.3 is now available for download.

VShell 4.3 for Windows now supports authentication using credentials provided by an external LDAP server and adds a manage-public-key interface allowing the VShell administrator to easily configure (add, remove, and view) user public keys.  On all platforms, support for chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com authenticated encryption cipher provides additional encryption options.  On UNIX platforms, VShell enhances fine-grained control of virtual directories by allowing specific file and folder access permissions to be specified on a per user, per virtual directory basis.  Also new on UNIX platforms is the ability to specify which virtual directory a user is placed in upon connecting.

Here’s what’s new in VShell 4.3 (beta):

  • LDAP server user authentication. Login to VShell using credentials provided by an external LDAP server (Windows only).
  • Manage user public keys. Easily add, remove, and view user and common public keys via the new manage-public-key interface (Windows only).
  • Additional encryption options. Support for ChaCha20-Poly1305 authenticated encryption cipher (Windows and UNIX).
  • UNIX virtual directory access permissions. Fine-grained control over virtual directory access permissions on UNIX.  Specific file and folder access permissions can be set on a per user, per virtual directory basis (UNIX only).
  • UNIX virtual directory home. Specify which virtual directory a user will be placed in upon connecting (UNIX only).

You can read more about the new capabilities in VShell 4.3 beta here:

VShell 4.3 (Beta 1)

Download and evaluate the 4.3 beta release today.

Make sure to send us your feedback on this new version during the beta release cycle.  Your input will help us improve the functionality of the 4.3 release. Send your questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

For a complete list of changes, please see the history file:

VShell 4.3 (Beta) History File