FileZilla Server/FZPES Common Terminology

In a second factor authentication method users are granted access to a service or an application after successfully presenting two or more pieces of information. Such factors usually are based on something you know, have or are.
Certificate chain
The certificate chain is a series of certificates, including the TLS certificate, intermediate certificates, and
root certificates. It forms a hierarchical chain of trust, ensuring the authenticity of the TLS certificate.
client is a computer application that you use to connect your local computer to FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server. FileZilla, FileZilla Pro and FileZilla Pro Command Line are clients. Using it, you can add, delete, or edit files and/or directories on FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server.
CIDR Notation
Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) is a representation of an IP address and its associated network mask.
Distinguished Name
A comma-separated sequence of relative distinguished names (RDN). Each RDN is a plus-separated set of attribute-value pairs. Each attribute is separated from its value by the
equal sign.
It’s a process that the operating system (Unix, Linux and macOS) runs in background.
When files are transferred from FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server to a local machine.
File Transfer Protocol is a basic method for moving files between local and remote computers.
See FTP for more information.
File Transfer Protocol with TLS is a secure version of File Transfer Protocol (standard FTP).
File transfers are encrypted between a client and FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server. See FTPS for
more information.
Network Address Translation. It is a method that modifies IP header information in transit, mapping an
internal IP address space to an external one, commonly implemented in routers.
Privacy Enhanced Mail. PEM is a file format commonly used for storing certificates, certificate chains,
and private keys. PEM-encoded files are base64-encoded ASCII, and they often have extensions like
.pem, .crt, .cer, and .key.
A port is a logical construct that identifies a specific process or a type of network service.
Private key
The private key is a cryptographic key used to secure communications. It works in conjunction with the
certificate chain, which includes the TLS certificate, to establish secure connections.
In terms of FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server, a recursive action on a directory affects all of its
subdirectories and files in them and so on.
It is a background process executed by the operating system.
SSH File Transfer Protocol is a method that FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server can use to access
and transfer files on a server. It is based on Secure Socket Shell protocol, and it uses a server’s
SSH port.
Transport Layer Security (TLS) encrypts communications between a client and FileZilla Pro En-
terprise Server. This keeps the files that you’re transferring secure from eavesdroppers while
they’re in transit between your local computer and the server. TLS is used in FTPS connections.
Universal Naming Convention. A path format for identify resources in a network. On Windows the
format is \\server-name\resource-name.
When files are transferred from a local machine to FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server.
Universal Resource Identifiers: strings containing names or addresses identifying a resource
on the internet.
User ID
Also sometimes referred to as a User Name or User Identification. This is the string of text
that an application, server, or website recognize as belonging to a particular person. Some-
times your user ID will be your email address; sometimes just a string of characters, for exam-
ple janesmith98352.
A standard defining the format of a digital certificate containing an identity (a hostname, or an organization, or an individual) and a public key. It might be signed by a certificate authority or self-signed, and it
is used for securing communication over a network.
Windows Service
A Windows Service is an executable application that the operating system runs in background.