Syncplify Server! v6.0.11 released

Today we released Syncplify Server! v6.0.11; here’s what’s new and improved in this version.

Importance of this update: IMPORTANT
  • The Windows version of the installer is now compatible with Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022 (we had to give up the “dark theme” of the installer because Win11 and Win2022 don’t support it, so don’t be surprised if this installer looks “light-colored”)
  • Some clients may cause an “unexpected EOF” false-positive during long file transfers, our software no longer falls for it now
  • Authentication of LDAP (Active Directory) user profiles now works as expected in WebClient!

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!

Dropping Windows User/Group support Server! v1.0 was released back in Q1-2014. Since then, and all the way up to now, nobody (not a single one of our customers) has ever used profiles of type “Windows User” or “Windows Group”.

We have plenty of customers who rely on “Active Directory User” and/or “Active Directory Group” profiles, that’s obvious and expected, and the most common user profile is the so-called “Normal” user, which is a basic user profile saved in the software’s own internal database. But nobody has ever used the local operating system user profiles.

Therefore, given the security implications involved, the fact that with v6 we’re going fully cross-platform, and the fact that no one seems to even want to use this kind of profiles, we decided to drop them.

Syncplify Server! v6.0 will then feature the following user profile types:

  • Normal (local to the server, saved in Syncplify Server!’s own internal database)
  • LDAP User (which includes Active Directory)
  • LDAP Group (which includes Active Directory)

Later, probably with the release of v6.1, we will also add support for SAML2.0 user profiles.