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Whether to use alternative USER command.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
CURL 2.5 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "CURL.SetOptionFTPAlternativeToUser"; curl; Value { ; Encoding } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
curl The CURL session handle. $curl
Value Whether to use alternative user command. 1
Encoding The text encoding for text parameter.
Default is UTF-8.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
"UTF8" Optional


Returns "OK" on success.


Whether to use alternative USER command.
Pass a string which will be used to authenticate if the usual FTP "USER user" and "PASS password" negotiation fails. This is currently only known to be required when connecting to Tumbleweed's Secure Transport FTPS server using client certificates for authentication.

See also FTP_ALTERNATIVE_TO_USER option in CURL manual.

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 5th July 2015

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