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Show actual username used for SFTP connection in log

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  • Show actual username used for SFTP connection in log

    When connecting to an SFTP session, the log that scrolls by at the bottom shows:

    Username: %hostname%\%username%

    i.e. the hostname of the local machine I'm using, and the name of the Windows account I'm logged in with on my local machine.

    Surely this should rather show the username being used for the SFTP connection?

    Also, I think it would make more sense for the order of the first two lines in the log to be switched around. Thus:
    First line: Connecting to xyz
    Second: username that is being used for the SFTP connection

    Finally, I think it would also be preferable if the log made it more clear whether a password was used to complete the authentication, or whether a private key was used.

  • #2

    That log slot is actually for the current local username (on Windows, Domain\user). We do not currently log the sftp user, but we'll look into adding this.
    Aaron P Scooter Software


    • #3
      I'm disappointed to see that the latest beta (4.0 build 18262) still does not show in the log the actual credentials being used for the connection.

      I really don't see what the point is of showing my local username on my local Windows PC instead of the credentials pertinent to the connection being established.


      • #4
        Sorry about that. We do not currently expose the username for any of our binary formats (SFTP, Dropbox, Webdav, etc), but we have it on our list to investigate and add this.
        Aaron P Scooter Software


        • #5
          Hopefully there is still time before BC4 final to make the improvements to the logging, such that the pertinent/relevant information is actually displayed during logon.


          • #6

            Thank you for the reminder. This is still on our feature request list for a future version.
            Chris K Scooter Software