User Authentication Types


There is an "Authentication Type" setting on User that controls exactly how that user can authenticate to Files.com.

Available Options

Password

Users will log in using a password. Additionally, they may use API keys, or an SFTP key to log in via SFTP.

Password with imported hash

Same as the "Password" method, except you provide a hash of the password rather than the password itself when initially adding or importing the user.

Supported hashes are MD5, SHA1, and SHA256. There is no need to specify the hash function used, as it will be auto-detected.

Imported hashes will be converted into Files.com's internal password storage format (based on PKCS5 / PBKDF2) upon first use by the user.

This method is typically used for importing users from a legacy or on-premise system.

None

User may not log in at all, however they may use API keys, or an SFTP key to log in via SFTP.

SSO Provider

User will log in using Single Sign On. Additionally, they may use API keys, or an SFTP key to log in via SFTP. The only SSO providers that are supported using a direct password via FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV are Active Directory and LDAP. The rest require the user to set up an API or SFTP key in order to use one of these protocols.

Disabling a User Entirely Requires Another Setting

Users are always able to use API keys, or an SFTP key to log in via SFTP, regardless of the value of this setting.

To fully prevent a user from being able to perform any actions, even via an API or SFTP key, you can disable the user using the UI or API/SDK.

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