FTP: We’re changing to SSL

To ensure the security of the websites we host, server access (including FTP) is generally only available to members of the BF Internet team. In special cases or where legacy access is in place, all customers with external FTP access are now required to connect using FTP over SSL.

This change in security is part of a new requirement for PCI-DSS compliance, so that login details are transmitted in an encrypted manner rather than as plain text.

You should begin using FTP over SSL right away. You will need to adjust the connection settings in your FTP client to use SSL, this setting might be phrased as “FTPS (Implicit)” or “Implicit FTP over TLS”. Once this setting has been changed, FTP will continue to function as normal.

Regular FTP will be disabled on Tuesday 30th October.