VanDyke Software releases VShell 4.9 server to expand authentication options for SFTP virtual roots

VanDyke Software released the VShell 4.9 server, adding public key to the authentication methods supported by SFTP virtual roots.

SFTP virtual roots allow system administrators to configure VShell to automatically transfer files to a remote SFTP server. Files uploaded to and downloaded from the SFTP virtual root never touch the disk of the VShell server.

VShell 4.9 increases the flexibility of SFTP virtual roots when authenticating from VShell to the remote SFTP host. Whether it is an organizational requirement or the VShell administrator’s preference, VShell can now be configured to use public-key authentication for connections to the remote host.

New features on the VShell control panel

On Windows, save time by easily testing users’ access to virtual roots. The new Virtual Roots Test button lets the VShell administrator easily validate virtual root configurations and see at a glance whether a particular user can access a virtual root.

For users with virtual root access, the administrator can quickly see specific virtual root permissions without having to search for the user in what may be a long user/group list.

Support has been added for macOS 13 (Ventura).

VShell 4.9 includes technical support during evaluation

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.

Danielle Argiro, Product Manager for VShell, said, “VShell provides security along with convenience and flexibility for file transfer using SFTP, FTPS, or HTTPS. Plus, our technical support team will be there to help when you need it. VShell lets you offer a wide range of file transfer capabilities to your organization and external partners with confidence.”

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