Enabling the Mobile Transfer Client

Perhaps the most important feature available to the MTC, aside from an always secure connection, is the centrally managed security controls that dictate what users can and cannot do within the MTC app when connected to EFT.

Server and Site administrators can also block MTC connections, effectively terminating the connection based on the user-agent string that identifies the client as an MTC client. (This does not prevent other file transfer clients—mobile or desktop—from connecting to EFT.)

MTC's security policy only applies to files in the remote directory. The security policy does not apply to files in the vault, which means that any file downloaded to the vault can be shared or opened in third-party applications. If the EFT administrator doesn't want users to share files or open them in third-party apps, then EFT should be configured to not allow users to save files to device's vault.

To enable the MTC and configure security controls

  1. In the administration interface, connect to EFT and click the Server tab.

  2. On the Server tab, click the Site that you want to configure.

  3. In the right pane, click the Connections tab.

  4. If not already enabled, enable HTTPS and create and assign an SSL certificate for the Site.

  5. Select the Allow Globalscape Mobile Transfer Client (MTC) over HTTPS check box.

  6. Configure the MTC security controls.

To disable MTC/block MTC connections

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