Secure Protocols Extension

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This extension adds SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption support to HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and POP3 protocols converting them to HTTPS, FTPS, SMTPS, and POP3S and it also adds separate SFTP (Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol) encryption support. It is a powerful tool in preserving confidentiality of your data when it is transferred over the internet or unsecured public networks.


Please exit AnyFileBackup before installing the extension. If AnyFileBackup Task Processor is running in background or in the System Service mode, then press the 'Task Processor' button in the Main Window and select 'Stop'.


After the extension is installed, the 'Security mode' field will become enabled in the

Encryption features

SSL and SFTP encryption have some specifics:


SSL: to use the SSL connection an internet server must also have SSL supported and enabled.


SFTP: this protocol is a part of SSH protocol family and the extension supports both older SSH1 and newer SSH2 protocols. SFTP is not as sophisticated as FTP and has various limitations that affect its usefulness.
SSH keys

SSH private and public keys for SFTP can be created and managed using the Certificate Manager.

Legal notice

Some countries restrict, or even prohibit, the use of software that encrypts data. If you intend to use this extension, we strongly advise you to seek an independent legal advice whether any relevant laws and (or) regulations may apply (i) in a country where AnyFileBackup with the Secure Protocols extension will be used to initiate an encrypted connection or to accept an incoming encrypted connection, and (ii) in a country with which this encrypted connection will be established.

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