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User Manager

Cerberus FTP Server can help administrators manage user accounts from three different sources.

Native User Accounts

The default Cerberus FTP Server user database, also referred to as Cerberus native user accounts, is displayed in the User List box on the Users page of the User Manager. With Cerberus native user accounts created just for Cerberus FTP Server, administrators can manage them through the Cerberus desktop admin console or through web administration.

Active Directory User Accounts

LDAP User Account Directory

Active Directory User Accounts    

Cerberus FTP Server can be used to authenticate Active Directory users when the machine hosting Cerberus is part of a domain (or the local NT account database), even if the computer Cerberus FTP Server is installed on is not the domain controller. See the page Active Directory Authentication for more information on how to configure Cerberus to allow authentication of Active Directory domain users. 

LDAP User Account Sources

Users can also be authenticated against an LDAP service. See the section on configuring Cerberus for LDAP authentication for more information.

NOTE: Active Directory and LDAP authentication are only available in the Professional and Enterprise editions of Cerberus FTP Server.


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Cerberus FTP Server Editions


  • FTP/S Server
  • SOAP control API
  • IP auto-banning
  • User groups
  • Web administration
  • Virtual directories

$499 | 1 Yr Maintenance

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  • SFTP server 
  • AD/LDAP integration
  • FIPS-140-2
  • Public key authentication
  • Client certificate verification
  • Server replication

$899 | 1 Yr Maintenance

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  • MFT server
  • HTTPS web client
  • Event automation
  • Email alerts
  • File retention policies
  • Ad-hoc sharing

$2,199 | 1 Yr Maintenance

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Here’s what a few of our many satisfied customers have to say about Cerberus FTP Server.

“Our users have found Cerberus to be straightforward.  We have handled many service tickets over the past three years, and Cerberus has had the least number of issues, by far.”

James Fayson

IT Service Owner, PACE, OASIS, Duke Health Technology Solutions

“We’ve been using Cerberus for at least five years, and it’s been awesome. Everything’s been very simple and easy, and we haven’t come across any limitations. It always just seems to work.”

Jake Cloward

Support Manager, Companion Corporation

“It’s not designed to be complicated, and it doesn’t need to be managed. I can hire someone new and they can be up to speed in minutes. Everyone on the team loves it.”

Tim Klein

Systems Administrator, Netalytics/Methasoft

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