FTP server enabled as SP

Peter Schober peter.schober at univie.ac.at
Sun May 11 05:04:47 EDT 2014

* Koorosh Vakhshoori <kvakhshoori at gmail.com> [2014-05-10 07:53]:
> Our use case is to offer file downloads to users once they have been
> authenticated and authorized. Is HTTP the only viable option here or are
> there others? Have you had such a need and if so what was your solution?

Downloading files off webservers is the norm today, so why bother?

If people look for alternatives it's usually for file upload (or
sync-and-share) and WebDAV is often looked at, not FTP. But of course
no WebDAV server or client supports SAML today either (though some
would like to change that for constrained deployments).
And with HTML5 and the File API fast uploads and aborting/resuming of
uploads of even TB-sized files is possible today with modern web
browsers, as showcased in e.g. http://filesender.org/

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