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Technical Notice

fileX API Restrict to TLS v1.2

February 01, 2021

Starting 2/27/2021, FINRA fileX File Transfer API’s can only be used with TLS protocol v1.2. Any API calls made with less than TLS v1.2 will not be allowed. Please review your code invoking fileX APIs and ensure they use TLS v1.2. fileX User guide has been updated with this information and supported ciphers (in FAQs). To avoid disruptions to the file transfer functionality we recommend to make any applicable changes in your code and test in fileX QA environment before the production cut-off date.

Key dates:

  • 2/2/2021 – Testing can begin in fileX QA
  • 2/27/2021 (11 AM) – fileX Production will only accept API calls made with TLS v1.2

Note: There is no change to fileX SFTP file transfer method.

Contact FINRA Customer Support (800-321-6273 or by email) if you need further details or assistance.