Syncplify Server! v6.1.5 released

Importance of this update: NORMAL
  • Fixed the virtual site’s (WebClient!) trusted proxies list behavior in the Admin UI
  • Scripting engine: the CopyFile() function now auto-adjusts the timestamp of the target file once the copy has been successfully completed
  • Fixed validation rules during password self-change in WebClient!
  • Added automatic safety backup of the entire configuration (max once per hour, max 42 in total with auto-rollover) every time a change is detected: easier to roll back if you configure yourself in a corner
  • Added ToDate() function to the scripting engine to convert Go’s time.Time type to a standard JavaScript Date() object
  • Added StatFileSystemObject() function to the scripting engine to extract the “stat” record of directories and files on any local file system
  • Added ReadFileAsHex() function to the scripting engine that reads the specified portion of a file and returns it as a hex (base-16) encoded string

Upgrading from v6.x.y 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!

aftJS language to be renamed to SyncJS

As you all probably already know, one of the main goals for Syncplify Server! v6 and AFT! v4 is uniformity. And one of the major steps taken to achieve such uniformity is the adoption of the same scripting language in both software products.

Since aftJS (the JavaScript flavor found in AFT!) was way more modern and powerful than any scripting support ever incorporated into Server!, adopting it seemed to be the only sensible choice.

But now we have a problem: the name, aftJS, is so tightly coupled with a specific product (AFT!) that it would spawn confusion if adopted in the context of our flagship product, Syncplify Server!

Renaming the language, therefore, appears to be not only a more uniform choice, but it is also our chance to tie our scripting language to who we are as a company.

So… Syncplify’s JavaScript… SyncJS.