The Connection dialog window asks you to set the host, that might be either an IP address or a URI, a port number and your password.
If you installed FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server locally, the host will be listening on the localhost IPs
(127.0.0.1 and ::1), and if during installation you did not change the default value, the Administration
will be listening on port 14148.
Enter your password and if you want the Administration interface to remember it, select the checkbox Save the password.
If you entered a wrong password an error message will appear saying that the password is not valid.
Also, if you want the Administration interface to automatically connect to that instance of FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server at start up, you can select the checkbox Automatically connect to this server at startup.
The first time that the Administration interface connects to a host, a dialog window will display the
fingerprint associated with the TLS certificate the server uses for administrative connections, asking
you whether you trust that certificate. If you trust it you won’t be asked to approve it again next time
you connect to FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server. You can decide whether to trust the certificate based
upon its SHA256 fingerprints. If you did not take note of the fingerprint at installation time find it in
the log searching for SHA and check if it is the same.
Note: Under Windows you can find the log files in the sub-folder (see section Windows Installation.
Under Linux you can view logs using systemd’s command journalctl.
If you installed FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server locally the certificate can be trusted. By trusting the
certificate the Administration interface will connect to FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server, otherwise the
connection will be aborted.
The same dialog will be displayed any time the certificate changes.
Once connected to FileZilla Pro Enterprise Server you will see the Administration interface of your
server showing the most recent log entry, typically a successful connection to your server.
If you are behind a NAT device you’ll also see a warning message reminding you that you need to
properly configure your server and the NAT device to allow users to access the server from the
To start configuring network settings you might use the wizard selecting Network Configuration Wizard
from the Server menu, or you can configure it from the Configuration dialog.
Click on Server in the top menu and select Configure or press CTRL-F. The configuration dialog on the
left shows a list of all the configurable categories and at the bottom presents three buttons with the
- The Apply button applies the configuration changes, if valid and the dialog remains open.
- The OK button applies the configuration changes, if valid and the dialog is closed.
- The Cancel button discards all the changes and the dialog is closed.