Introducing VShell 4.4 (Beta 1) for Windows with HTTPS Support

Today we released VShell 4.4 (Beta 1) for Windows with HTTPS support.

VShell 4.4 (Beta 1) gives organizations the ability to deploy a browser-based, secure file transfer solution for employees and external customers.

Here’s what you’ll find in the VShell 4.4 (Beta 1) release:

Transfer Files with HTTPS

Allow users to transfer files easily using an internet browser. End users can connect to VShell with HTTP or HTTPS to view folder contents, upload and download files, and more. Streamline the operational cost of secure file transfer with a clientless solution – there’s no need to train end users on client software and no plugins to install. Automate file transfer using HTTPS command-line tools such as cURL.

Limit Concurrent Trigger Actions

If the VShell host is resource-constrained or clients perform actions that cause many triggers to fire simultaneously, the server may become increasingly slow. Control this risk by limiting the number of trigger actions. Triggers will only execute the number of actions you choose at any one time.

Specify Deny Hosts Failure Time

Ward off brute force attacks by specifying the amount of time in which a certain number of authentication failures from a particular IP address can occur. VShell will then add the offending IP address to its list of denied hosts and any further connection attempts will be immediately disconnected.

Automatic Removal of IP Addresses from Deny Hosts List

Optionally, re-allow SFTP and FTPS connection attempts from a previously denied IP address after a certain amount of time.

Allow or Deny SFTP Commands

Choose whether to allow or deny specific SFTP commands on a per-user or per-group basis, including SETSTAT, FSETSTAT, RMDIR, REMOVE, RENAME, and LINK.

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

VShell 4.4 (Beta 1) History File

Fully-functional evaluation copies of VShell 4.4 (Beta 1) with HTTPS for Windows can be downloaded and evaluated for 60 days. VShell evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software’s expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing during the 60-day VShell evaluation period.

Find out more about the new capabilities in VShell 4.4 (Beta 1) here.

Download and evaluate the VShell 4.4 (Beta 1) release today.

Please send us your feedback on this new version during the beta release cycle.  Your input will help us improve the functionality of the 4.4 release. Send your questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

VShell 4.3.1 Maintenance Release Now Available

VShell 4.3.1 (Official) is now available for download.  This is a maintenance release to address issues found in VShell 4.3.

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 (official):

  • 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 4.3.1 (official) here:

VShell 4.3.1 (Official)

Download and evaluate the 4.3.1 official release today.

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

VShell 4.3.1 (Official) History File

Call for Testers: VShell Server with HTTPS Support

A pre-beta version of the VShell Server that supports HTTP/HTTPS is now available for customers to test and provide feedback.

With HTTP/HTTPS support, you can now connect to VShell with your browser in order to view folder contents and upload and download files. Additionally, you can automate HTTP/HTTPS file upload and download using command line tools such as cURL.

To try the pre-beta version of VShell with HTTPS, email Danielle Argiro, the VShell Product Director, at Danielle.Argiro@vandyke.com.

Introducing VShell 4.3 (Official) with LDAP authentication, new encryption option, and public-key management interface

VShell 4.3 (Official) 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 (official):

  • 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 (official) here:

VShell 4.3 (Official)

Download and evaluate the 4.3 official release today.

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

VShell 4.3 (Official) History File