FileSender: Community

We believe in the values of the open source community. That is why FileSender is fully open source. We cordially invite users and developers to provide feedback on FileSender and propose improvements or additional functionality.

Make sure to visit our GitHub page for the latest build, documentation and discussion on FileSender.

securely send large files to someone

The FileSender project

FileSender is a web based application that allows authenticated users to securely and easily send arbitrarily large files to other users. Authentication of users is provided through supporting SAML2, LDAP, RADIUS and more.

Users without an account can be sent an upload voucher by an authenticated user.

The purpose of the software is to send a large file to someone, have that file available for download certain amount of time, and after that automatically delete the file. The software is not intended as a permanent file publishing platform.

This is the home for FileSender documentation. For more information about our product please visit our homepage.


Which version to use

Version 2.5 has been released in December 2018 and is the recommended choice.

Following the 2.0 release there will be subsequent releases in the pattern 2.1, 2.2, 2.30 etc. Each of these releases will build on version 2.0 adding bugfixes and features. It is planned that you can migrate from 2.0 upwards in the 2.x series.

The previous production release is 1.6.1, released on December 30th 2015.

Release page

Availability and download

Visit the Releases page for details about the general availability of the FileSender software.

What feature would you like to add?

Feature Requests

Go to the Issues page if you have a feature you would like to see added to FileSender.

Installation page


Some storage, MariaDB or PostgreSQL for database, Apache or nginx for web server, PHP and SimpleSamlPhp. Please see the installation page for minimum version requirements.


FileSender is released under the BSD license. It is open source software and available for free.


Version 2.0 features are described here.

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