SSL cert upgrade took out admin interface

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SSL cert upgrade took out admin interface

Postby GRAGRA » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:08 pm

Hi, this is my first post on this forum. We have been using Wing FTP for about 3 years now.

I recently renewed our SSL cert and ran into a problem with Wing FTP. The cert seems to work fine on our company web page, and after installing it on Wing FTP, it works fine for regular users. However, the admin interface at port 5466 became inaccessible after the update. The error returned is:

Secure Connection Failed

The connection to was interrupted while the page was loading.

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

This page can’t be displayed

Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to" rel="nofollow again. If this error persists, it is possible that this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher suite such as RC4 (link for the details), which is not considered secure. Please contact your site administrator.

Note that everything worked fine before updating the cert.

I have filed a ticket with Wing FTP support and they havent' gotten me anywhere.
We are using it on linux. The version is from 2016, I'm not sure how to get a version number without being able to access the admin interface.
If I installed the latest version of Wing FTP, 1. is that likely to solve the problem, 2. Will that take out all our user accounts and passwords? We have a lot of them. I don't know if there's a way to back them up, especially without admin access.

What's the best thing to do here?

Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:59 pm

Re: SSL cert upgrade took out admin interface

Postby GRAGRA » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:35 pm

The correct answer in our case was to disable SSL for the admin interface, change the SSL cert to be the same used for the user interface, and restart.

Log in as root and do:
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cd /usr/local/wftpserver
service wftpserver stop
cd Data
vi settings.xml

In the file, change:
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Save file. cd back to
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service wftpserver start

Log in to admin interface (remember to use http, not https) and get correct cert set to use.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:59 pm

Re: SSL cert upgrade took out admin interface

Postby eordona » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:51 pm

Thank you for this solution! This just happened to me and I found your posting very useful.
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:42 pm

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