File Director for administrators

What's new?

Version 2021.3

In addition to code enhancements and bug fixes the following features are included in this release.

UDP Support for Syslog Auditing

Syslog auditing has been extended to support the UDP protocol as well as the default TCP. If the UDP protocol is required, it is configured from within the Admin console.

Refer to Syslog Server for further information.

NTP Troubleshooting - Notification

File Director 2021.3 introduces an Administrative Console notification for Network Time Protocol (NTP) issues. The notification alerts those managing File Director of possible problems and so assists in prompt resolution.

Refer to Network Time Protocol (NTP) for further information.

Subject Alternative Names support for Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs)

Administrators can now specify a SAN name when generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) from the Administration Console. Multiple fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) can be added where a Load Balanced environment is in place.

Refer to the Help section: Create a CSR from the File Director appliance (Public CA or Private CA) for further information.

Previous releases:

Useful links


The File Director Appliance

Appliance Prerequisites

Install the File DirectorAppliance

Configure the Appliance Network Identity

Appliance Set Up

Apply a File Director Patch

Backup and Restore

Server Configuration

Kerberos authentication


Advanced Configuration Options


Client Configuration

Roll Out File Director to Users

Windows Client Advanced Configuration


Which Ports do I need to configure for File Director?

Which hypervisors are compatible with File Director?

How do I apply a license to my File Director appliance?

Does File Director support clustered infrastructures and allover processing?

How do I access my File Director log files?

How do I update File Director appliance software?

How do I back up the appliance configuration?