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Moving Files On The Remote Server After An Automated FTP Download

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Feb 04, 2015 @ 01:48 PM


Overview

A couple of weeks ago, I received another interesting query from one of our customers. He was setting up an automated FTP download with one of his trading partners and wanted to know how he could move those files that have just been downloaded from the remote server to an archive directory on that same server. I was thinking many of you would find it useful, so I decided to share the steps I recommended then. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers, FTP

How To Set Up A Scheduled Automatic Download With A Trading Partner

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 09:29 PM


Overview

Last time, we published a short tutorial on Setting Up A Trading Partner For Automated FTP file transfers. That post was meant to serve as a jump off point for future articles that would demonstrate different automated file transfer processes involving trading partners. Today, we'll make use of what we learned in that post to show you how easy it is to set up a scheduled automatic download if we already have a Trading Partner ready to be called into play.


Once you're done reading this post, I encourage you to drop by the article Scheduling an Automated File Transfer for Files Matching A Regex and scroll down to the part where you specify the trigger action parameters. You'll see how this process is better when you're downloading from a trading partner.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers, regular expressions

Setting Up A Trading Partner For Automated FTP

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 08:21 AM


Overview

As explained in the first section of the article Preparing Trading Partner Servers For SFTP Automation, the process of establishing an automated file transfer can be greatly simplified by employing what is known as a trading partner. In this post, we'll teach you how to set up a trading partner designed for automated FTP transmissions. What you'll be able construct by the end of this tutorial can then be used for a variety of automated FTP-based transactions. 


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, FTP

How To Automatically Decrypt PGP-Encrypted Files Upon Upload

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM


Overview

Whenever PGP files uploaded to your server happen to contain data needed for business processes, you might want to have those files decrypted automatically. That way, they can then be forwarded to the applications waiting to process them. JSCAPE MFT Server has an easy way of doing that and it's what we're going to show you today.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, OpenPGP, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, Triggers, regular expressions

How To Delete A File On Your Server After It’s Downloaded

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Dec 18, 2014 @ 01:44 AM


Overview

Sometimes, for security reasons or simply just to save disk space, we want certain files to be automatically deleted from the server as soon as its intended recipient has already downloaded it. Today, you'll learn how to do that on JSCAPE MFT Server.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Preparing Trading Partner Servers For SFTP Automation

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Dec 03, 2014 @ 02:44 AM


Overview

In order to keep transactions secure, you and your trading partners likely use SFTP and other encrypted protocols for your automated data exchanges. In this post, I'd like to share a method that can reduce the steps you typically take in applying SFTP automation to certain business processes. Here, you'll learn how to gather remote host credentials into a single entity, which you can later on reuse every time you need to construct another automated process.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Triggers

How To Automatically PGP-Encrypt A File Upon Upload Using Triggers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 03:25 AM

Overview

OpenPGP encryption is an excellent way of securing sensitive files on a server. Even if the server is compromised, the information in those files can remain secret. On JSCAPE MFT Server, PGP encryption can be made to execute automatically. You can configure the server so that, as soon as a file is uploaded, the server will immediately encrypt it. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Security, OpenPGP, Tutorials

How To Append a TimeStamp To Each File Downloaded From Another Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Overview

Whenever we download files from an external server on a regular basis, we often like to rename each file so that they follow a certain format. This would make it easier for us to group, sort or manage them whenever the need arises. One common practice is to append a timestamp at the end of the filename. This article will teach you how to automate the entire process using JSCAPE MFT Server Triggers.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers

Scheduling an Automated File Transfer for Files Matching a Regex

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Overview

One of the reasons why our clients love Triggers is because this feature makes it so easy to set up unmanned, automated file transfers that run overnight or over the weekend. But sometimes, you'll want to specify more than just a schedule. One particular client, for example, wanted to restrict a scheduled download to a certain set of files, which he wanted to specify using a regular expression or regex. This post details the steps we recommended for him to achieve that.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers, FTPS, regular expressions

5 Indispensable Tips For Choosing a Business SFTP FTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Feb 01, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Overview

To support both regular and sensitive data transfers, businesses typically reinforce their FTP service with a secure file transfer protocol like SFTP. But while these secure network protocols do a good job in protecting data during transmission, data-in-motion security isn't the only thing trading partners require from a file transfer system.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, SFTP, DLP