VShell 4.3.3 (Official) Maintenance Release Now Available

VShell 4.3.3 (Official) is now available for download.  This is a maintenance release to address issues found in VShell 4.3.2.

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 4.3.3 (official) here:

VShell 4.3.3 (Official)

Download and evaluate the 4.3.3 official release today.

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

VShell 4.3.3 (Official) History File

Online Learning Video: How to Configure VShell for Windows as a File Transfer-Only Server

The VShell server provides access to specific functionality such as:

  • File Transfer
  • Command Shell Access
  • Port Forwarding

While VShell provides all of this functionality, your specific project may only require file transfer capabilities.

This video shows you how to enable file transfer for most users, while allowing an administrator to continue to have access to the other functionality. The video also shows you how to restrict permissions to certain protocols, such as SCP, SFTP, and FTPS. If needed, you can set up VShell as an SFTP server.

How to Configure VShell for Windows as a File Transfer-Only Server

You can see more VShell videos on the VanDyke Software YouTube Channel.

Getting Started Videos: How to Install VShell

We’ve developed a series of videos that introduce you to the VShell file transfer and SSH2 access server and help you get started with installation and setup.

The video below will walk you through installing VShell for Windows and covers customization options such as enabling FIPS mode and LSA modules and changing where VShell program files are installed.

How to Install VShell for Windows

You can see more VShell videos on the VanDyke Software YouTube Channel.