To securely connect to FTP, FTPS or WebDAV servers, Automation Workshop verifies the server certificate. If the server certificate is not signed with a CA (central authority) certificate, the user can choose to trust any server certificate (which is relatively safe in secured LANs) or to manually enter the fingerprint of the server certificate.
It is possible to specify multiple comma, semicolon or pipe-separated fingerprints. To seamlessly transition from an old server to a new server user can specify fingerprints of both old and new servers. Multiple fingerprints are useful for systems with load balancing when connection is made to different servers.
The easiest and safest way to retrieve a certificate fingerprint is to open the certificate file on a server and see thumbprint value in the Details tab. When connecting with browser to check the certificate fingerprint, ensure that the trusted connection is used to prevent the possibility of man-in-the-middle attack.
Certificate thumbprint can be returned in various formats—as a continuous string, space-separated string or a colon-separated string. Automation Workshop supports colon-separated thumbprints, so other formats should be converted to SHA1 format like:
Actions & fingerprints
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