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The server's certificate is unknown

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Created by Dhalia Turiaga, last modified by Rodim Suarez_ret on Mar 02, 2017

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Overview

This will guide on how to verify if the FTPS certificate is configured correctly in Serv-U. Some FTP clients like FileZilla has a prompt that the certificate is unknown:

The server's certificate is unknown. Please carefully examine the certificate to make sure the server can be trusted.

Certificate in chain: 0 and 1

Environment

All Serv-U MFT versions

Detail

This behavior is default by design from Filezilla client and there is no way to skip it. (Reference: FileZilla: SSL Certificate Installation Instructions and check filezilla forums). If you do not want to see such prompts, then try with some other clients such as WinSCP, etc..

To check if the FTPS certificate is loaded properly on Serv-U, please try this command for FTPS implicit:
Syntax: openssl s_client -showcerts -connect [FTP SITE]:990 

You may test using our demo site:
openssl s_client -showcerts -connect ftp-server.demo.solarwinds.com:990 

 

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