Authentication Types

EFT supports the following database types for authenticating users:

  • Globalscape Authentication does not rely on outside sources for user information. All authentication information is:

    • Protected from the operating system

    • Contained within EFT

    • Encrypted and can only be modified through the administration interface

  • Windows Active Directory (NTLM/AD) Authentication. Using this method, EFT assigns permissions to users from the NT user database on the system that is running EFT. EFT queries the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) for your domain and adds all domain users to the Settings Template tree.

  • LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is a protocol for accessing information directories on an LDAP Server.

  • ODBC Authentication allows all users in an external ODBC database to have access to EFT. When upgrading from 7.4.x to 8.0.x, the ODBC schema has changed. If you are using ODBC as the authentication database, then you will need to consult with Globalscape Support so we can assist with the manual process necessary to get EFT updated and running.

Once a Site has been created, you cannot change the authentication method.

When the Advanced Authentication module in EFT is activated, RADIUS is supported on each Globalscape, LDAP, or ODBC-authentication Site.