When a client first connects to the Site via FTP, but before the user logs on, the connection banner appears. For example:
[8/25/2009 9:47:43 AM] 220 Globalscape EFT * UNREGISTERED COPY *
(UNREGISTERED COPY appears until you activate your serial number.)
The FTP connection banner message is configured in the FTP Settings dialog box on the Site.
EFT sends two banners in FTP or FTP/s connections:
EFT displays a connection banner immediately after a client connects via FTP (before requesting the login credentials).
The connection banner can be edited at the Site level in FTP/S Config.
EFT displays a login banner after the client provides the login credentials and the credentials are authenticated.
The login banner can be edited at the Settings Template (or user account) level in FTP Config.
EFT only sends one banner (Site level) for SFTP connections. When the SFTP banner is sent to the client, EFT does not populate variables due to restrictions with the protocol.
The message defined in the Settings Template FTP Settings dialog box is sent to the client after the user logs in.
In the Settings Template or user account, you can specify the following alternatives: use default message (“Login OK, proceed.”), add to default, replace default, or None (show no banner at all).
SFTP connections use the default connection banner in the FTP Settings dialog box on the Site or a login message on the Settings Template (or user account) instead of the default connection banner.
FTPS only allows DATE and TIME variables in the initial connection message on the Site.
FTPS allows other variables to be listed in the Settings
Template (or user account) banner:
%USER.Full_Name%, %USER.LOGIN%, %USER.EMAIL%, %USER.FIRST_NAME%, and %USER.LAST_NAME%
Configuring the FTP banner:
Configuring the Settings Template or SFTP banner:
FTP login sequence:
To modify the connection banners, refer to Configuring FTP or FTPS.