Syncplify Server! v6.0.4 released

Today we released Syncplify Server! v6.0.4; here’s what’s new and improved in this version.

Fixed
  • Mix-up with notification dates that displayed future notifications as past ones
Improved
  • The internal caching object for configuration settings is now slightly more efficient

Upgrading from v6.0.x is a simple and fairly automatic process: simply download the latest version from the official download page, and install it over the existing version, all of your settings and license will be kept.

If, instead, you’re upgrading from an older (v4/v5) version, you find the upgrade instructions in our knowledge base.

Thank you all for trusting our software with your secure file transfers!


Syncplify Server! v6.0.3 released

Today we released Syncplify Server! v6.0.3; here’s what’s new and improved in this version.

Fixed
  • Restoring from old V4/V5 backups in some cases did not import the virtual sites’ admin(s)
  • Restoring from old V4/V5 backups skipped the structure validation, causing potential issues editing the configuration down the road (some changes would not persist)
  • Occasional 15-second timeout of the control connection while transferring data over a PASV data connections (FTP protocol family only)
  • Unit validation of some SI (standard international system) numeric values
  • In some user profiles it wasn’t possible to import a user-supplied public key for PKI authentication
Improved
  • The “System ID” is now immutable even across multiple uninstall/reinstall cycles
New
  • There is now an easy-to-see top-screen notification when updates/upgrades are available with instructions on how to obtain them

Upgrading from v6.0.x is a simple and fairly automatic process: simply download the latest version from the official download page, and install it over the existing version, all of your settings and license will be kept.

If, instead, you’re upgrading from an older (v4/v5) version, you find the upgrade instructions in our knowledge base.

Thank you all for trusting our software with your secure file transfers!


Syncplify Server! v6.0.2 released

Today we released Syncplify Server! v6.0.2; here’s what’s new and improved in this version.

Fixed
  • Bug in the restore procedure from old version (v4/v5) database backups, which neglected to drop some of the collections prior to restoring them, and consequently produced an unusable restored configuration

Upgrading from v6.0.x is a simple and fairly automatic process: simply download the latest version from the official download page, and install it over the existing version, all of your settings and license will be kept.

If, instead, you’re upgrading from an older (v4/v5) version, you find the upgrade instructions in our knowledge base.

Thank you all for trusting our software with your secure file transfers!


Syncplify Server! v6.0.1 released

Today we released Syncplify Server! v6.0.1; here’s what’s new and improved in this version.

Fixed
  • Small bug that affected roughly 3% of all imports (restore) of old v4/v5 backup files when performing a migration-upgrade process
  • Bug in both SuperAdmin UI and Admin UI that occasionally prevented the correct saving of the settings for the external SMTP (mail) service configuration
Improved
  • Instantiation speed of the scripting and event-handling environment

Upgrading from v6.0.0 is a simple and fairly automatic process: simply download the latest version from the official download page, and install it over the existing version, all of your settings and license will be kept.

If, instead, you’re upgrading from an older (v4/v5) version, you find the upgrade instructions in our knowledge base.

Thank you all for trusting our software with your secure file transfers!


Syncplify Server! v6.0 is OUT!

Our hearts are all full of joy while we officially announce that the long-awaited version 6.0 of our flagship product, Syncplify Server!, has finally been released today.

If you are running an older version 4.x or 5.x you will find the upgrade instructions in the knowledge base, as always.

This is our first cross-platform version, it’s been entirely redesigned, and it’s been the biggest development effort for our team to date. We hope you’ll love it as much as our previous versions, or even more. We already do.

If you’re curious to learn everything new about this major release, please take a look at this Medium article we published while development was ongoing.

Thank you all for your continued support and appreciation!


The next WebClient! will be capable of displaying thumbnails

Another commonly requested feature for WebClient! is the ability to display thumbnails for image/picture files, especially for the most common formats.

We’re glad to announce that we have, therefore, included an API in the new WebClient!’s back-end to do exactly that. It currently supports PNG, JPEG, GIF, and TIFF. And, in time, it will be expanded to support more formats.

Here above you can see a screenshot of a thumbnail generated by the next generation WebClient! API. Please note that the screenshot above shows the naked result from the API itself, inside of a development tool called Insomnia, this is not WebClient!’s user interface (just for clarity).


WebClient! v2: downloading multiple files at once as a “zip” archive

Syncplify Server! v6 will include (depending on the software edition you run) WebClient! version 2. Aside from a brand new set of much more streamlined APIs and a much tighter integration between the two pieces of software, WebClient! v2 will also feature the ability to let users download multiple files and folders in one single “zip” archive, pretty much like some of the cloud storage apps out there do.

For safety and security reasons, though, administrators will be able to set their own limits to that, of course.

Let’s say, for example, that a legitimate yet reckless user requests the download of the zipped contents of a folder containing 100,000 files, each file having an average size of 100 MB. We’re talking about 10TB of data to be compressed. We’re talking about a potential VM-killer.

So, with WebClient! v2, administrators will be able to limit the processing of the zip archive to a predefined maximum number of files and/or a predefined maximum size before compression, whichever comes first.

Here’s a few possible configuration examples:

  • zip downloads may not exceed 1,000 archived files
  • zip downloads may not exceed 200 MB of data (before compression)
  • zip downloads may not exceed 1,000 files or 200 MB of data, whichever limit is hit first

If a limit is hit, the client will still receive a perfectly functional zip archive, but a 206 response code (partial content) instead of the typical 200 response code (OK), to signify that the request was only partially fulfilled, and the limit that was hit will be clearly identified by a set of X- headers in the HTTP response.