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How To Zip Old Files On Your File Transfer Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 07:17 PM


Overview

In a previous post, we taught you how to automatically  delete old files from your file transfer server. That exercise could come in handy if you want to recover some free space from your disk drive. However, there can be instances when, instead of deleting aged files, archiving/zipping would be your desired course of action. This article can help you in that regard.
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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials

An Overview of How Digital Certificates Work

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 05:53 AM


In our previous post, we discussed what a digital certificate is. Today, we're going to give you an overview of the basic process involving the creation, signing, deployment, and use of digital certificates.  


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer

What Is A Digital Certificate?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 10:14 AM


Overview

When users come to your website, they have a way of telling whether your site is safe to connect with or not. It comes in the form of something called a digital certificate. Today, we'll help you understand what a digital certificate is, its key components, the role it plays in Web security, and other concepts associated with it.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer

What Is WebDAV?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 14, 2015 @ 05:36 AM


Overview

Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning or WebDAV is a protocol whose basic functionality includes enabling users to share, copy, move and edit files through a web server. It can also be used to support collaborative applications with features like file locking and revision tracking. This blog post will introduce you to the basic functions of WebDAV, its similarities and differences with FTP and other file transfer protocols, and a few examples showing what you can do with it.



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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, AnyClient

What Is TFTP?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 09:12 PM


Overview

Like its more popular and more versatile cousin, FTP, TFTP or Trivial File Transfer Protocol is also a protocol for transferring files. However, it's targeted at certain tasks. In this post, you'll learn about the basic properties of TFTP, where it's commonly used, its vulnerabilities, how it differs from FTP, and other essential information about it.



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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer

How To Delete Old Files From Your Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 08:47 PM


Overview

Here's another task many customers want to automate on their SFTP, FTPS, or FTP server. They want their server to monitor certain directories and delete old files found there as soon as the files have reached a certain age. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to automatically delete old files from JSCAPE MFT Server using triggers. These instructions apply irrespective of the file transfer protocol you activate on the server, so if you think this is something you can use, feel free to read along.


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

How To Get An Email Each Time An Admin Account Logs In To Your Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 03:42 AM


Overview

A compromised file transfer server admin user account is always a huge problem. In the hands of a person with malicious intentions, a user account with administrative privileges can turn into a massive data breach. Thus, there may be cases when you'll want to be notified whenever an admin gains access to your system. If the login looks suspicious, you'll still have time to take appropriate action. In this post, I'll show you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server so that it can automatically send an email to anyone who needs to know each time an admin logs in. 


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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Triggers

Using Regular Expressions To Download Files With Date Formats In Their Filenames

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 03:28 AM


Overview

Some of the most common download-related questions people ask at our help desk are probably those that have to do with filenames that have dates on them. I encountered another one yesterday, so I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog post about the subject and build on it as I encounter different solutions along the way. Who knows? Some of you folks out there might find it useful. Better yet, you might be able to contribute your own expressions so that we can all benefit from them. Sounds like a plan? Let's get this ball rolling.

Still new to regular expressions? Check out these articles first:

Using Regular Expressions in Triggers - Part 1

Exploring Regular Expressions in DLP

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

OFTP (Odette File Transfer Protocol) - Simplified

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 09:30 PM


Overview

A couple of days ago, we released JSCAPE MFT Server version 9.1. Although technically a minor release, 9.1's actually accompanied by several new features that we, in the JSCAPE team, are quite excited about. One of those features is OFTP or the Odette File Transfer Protocol. In the succeeding sections I'm going to explain to you what it is and why, if your business is involved in data interchange, it's something you might find very useful.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

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