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An admin user account is required to administrate your server.




User Name

Also known as the "Login ID," The administrator will log in using this username. The user name must be unique to the server and can not contain any of the following special characters: \ / < > |:? *.




A password is required for a session to be authenticated by the Server. A strong password contains at least 6 characters including upper and lower case letters and at least one number. Restrictions can be placed on the length and complexity of passwords through limits configuration.



Read-Only Administrator

If you enable the option "Read-Only Administrator," then that administrator can only view server settings instead of changing them.



Domain Administrator

If you enable the option "Domain Administrator," you must select one or more domains below, then that administrator can only administrate the selected domains (such as managing users, groups, or activities).



Base folder

You must enable the option "Domain Administrator" first,  to specify a base folder for that domain administrator. Then he can only be able to share files/folders under the base folder.




IP Access Tab




You can define IP access rules to allow/deny users' access based on IP address for this administrator.


If you do not specify an IP address, the administrators can log in to the server from any IP address. But if you create an allow list, the administrators can only obtain access through the IP addresses specified in the list. If you create a deny list, the administrators can have access to the server from any IP address except those specified in the deny list. The order of the rules is also very critical.


For example:



Refuse this administrator's connection from any IP except


Deny  *


Refuse this administrator's connection from any IP, as after * impacts nothing.



Administrator from localhost

Remember whatever  IP rules you add, administrators can always login from the local IP address

So if you want to disable remote control from this administrator, just add rules like this:

Deny  *



Rule list

The rule list shows the current record and the order of the IP rules. Rules can be added or removed from the list using the Add and Delete buttons.

Also, the order of rules can be altered by using the Up and Down buttons.



Supported wildcards


Wing FTP Server supports IP address ranges and wildcards, shown as below:

The IP address must be exactly matched(e.g.,

A specified range of IP addresses, e.g.


*.*.*.* or xxx.*.*.* or*.* or*

Any valid IP address value (For example, 192.168.*.* represents any IP between and


CIDR convention is also supported : (represents any IP between and, (represents any IP between and