Documentation forServ-U MFT & Serv-U FTP Server

Serv-U global level settings

Serv-U settings can be defined at four levels: global, domain, group and user. Although some settings are specific to the level, many can be defined at multiple levels. If you configure a setting at the global level, the setting applies to all users, groups and domains, unless overridden at the domain, group or user level.

Global settings are divided into the following areas, each accessible from the navigation column.


Displays statistics about the entire file server across all domains, including session information, transfer stats, and current activity totals.

Server Details

Displays information pertaining to the entire file server, including server-wide access rules, license, and registration information.


Create, modify, and delete global user accounts for all domains on the file server.


Create, modify, and delete global groups for use by global accounts on the file server.


Configure the basic directory structure available to all users of the file server, including default directory access rules and virtual paths.

Limits & Settings

Limits and settings are used to configure the basic settings and behavior for the entire file server, including FTP command processor customization and SSL/SSH encryption and certificate options. Limits and settings configured at this level are inherited by all domains, groups, and users.

Server Activity

Displays information about and allows management of user sessions across all domains on the file server. The log tab displays server-wide messages and information.