If you haven’t use Filezilla Server before it is a pretty decent and easy to manage FTP/FTPS solution. While I don’t care for the Filezilla client (for several reasons, one of them being that it stores saved passwords in plaintext on your machine), the server software is okay… it runs nicely on Windows Server 2012 R2 and it is significantly easier to manage vs. Microsoft’s FTP Server in IIS. It’s simplicity however is also its flaw.

By default, Filezilla server only supports user accounts local to the application itself. Which means -NO- Active Directory authentication and no SSO for your Windows users.

However, Filezilla is open-source and some enterprising users have a version of it released on source-forge which makes use of OpenLDAP to support Active Directory authentication. (more…)

INTRODUCTION

I wrestled with getting OpenVPN to work with Microsoft Active Directory authentication better part of 2 days. I was surprised that it was so hard to find a straightfoward tutorial on the topic that actually worked! I had to do a lot of Google-Fu and look at many different pages to put together what I needed to get this done. So… to hopefully save myself and others some future headache. I endeavor to put most of it all together here. This guide assume a few things about the audience though that you should know up front…
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