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Setting Up An SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 @ 12:53 AM


Overview

I've been going over our posts lately and just realised that, while we've managed to put together a decent collection of information regarding SFTP file transfers, we actually don't have an article that teaches how to set up an SFTP server. I'm sure some of you have been resourceful enough to go through the documentation and sift through all the relevant pages in there. But for those who just want one place for it all, this is the article for you.

For this tutorial, I'll be using JSCAPE MFT Server, our managed file transfer server that supports SFTP as well as a number of other secure file transfer protocols. Since this managed file transfer server is built from Java, it can run on different platforms, including Windows (32 and 64 bit), Linux, Solaris, AIX, IBM z/OS, and Mac OS X. 

If you want to follow this tutorial step by step, you may download a free evaluation edition of JSCAPE MFT Server by clicking the button below. Don't forget to select the installer that corresponds to your operating system.

On the other hand, if you're just here to read, then please proceed.

 

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

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

3 Ways To Generate OpenPGP Keys

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Sep 08, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

Overview

JSCAPE MFT Server makes it easy to strengthen secure file transfers with OpenPGP encryption. But before you can protect your files with PGP, you need to create the necessary public/private key pairs. In this post, we introduce you to three ways of doing that. 

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

What is an SSL File Transfer?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Overview

SSL file transfer is a term sometimes used in referring to a secure file transfer protocol known as FTPS or FTP-SSL. FTP is a network protocol used for transferring files, while SSL is a protocol for encrypting information sent over a network. This post is meant to help users understand what FTPS is and what it is capable of doing, particularly in terms of enhancing the security of your file transfers.

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Topics: Secure File Transfer, FTPS

How to Set Up a Web File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Feb 15, 2014 @ 02:55 PM

Overview

In this post, you'll learn how to set up a web-based file transfer service using JSCAPE MFT Server. A web file transfer will allow your users to perform file transfers without having to install a file transfer client. To upload or download files, they'll just need to fire up their favorite Web browser like Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer, enter the web server's URL, and login to the interface.

This article was updated on Feb 19, 2015

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, File Transfer Clients, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer

SSO (Single Sign-On) Simplified

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

Overview

There was a time when the average computer user had to enter login credentials only once per day - likely to simply gain access into the Windows environment. But in this cloud-computing/mobile device age, unless you've activated the "stay signed in" option (assuming it's available), you'd probably have to login to 5 or even 20 different Web sites or online applications per day. 

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

Guide to PCI DSS Compliant File Transfers - Part 3

Posted by John V. on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 @ 04:19 PM

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series we focused on the basics of PCI DSS.  Now that you've become familiar with the general requirements for achieving PCI DSS compliance, your next step would be to scout for solutions that would help you meet them. In that regard, allow us to present JSCAPE MFT Server and JSCAPE MFT Gateway, two products that already have the necessary features to meet practically all technical requirements specified in PCI DSS that affect file transfer systems.

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

Guide to PCI DSS Compliant File Transfers - Part 2

Posted by John V. on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Introduction

In Guide to PCI DSS Compliant File Transfers - Part 1 you gained a basic understanding of PCI DSS, the data it is intended to protect and how to assess the scope of a PCI compliant implementation.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

Guide to PCI DSS Compliant File Transfers - Part 1

Posted by John V. on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

Overview

For the last couple of years, this is the first page you’d find when searching about PCI DSS compliant file transfers. Enough motivation for us to make sure this article stay as informative and as relevant as possible. So now that PCI DSS version 3.0 is out, we’ve made a few changes to get readers like you up to speed with the latest standard.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Secure File Transfer

How to Use an SFTP Client

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 @ 01:41 PM

Overview

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to use an SFTP client to connect with an SFTP server and then upload and download files with it. In addition, I will talk about host keys and how they are used to verify the server's identity. Finally, I will also demonstrate how to load up a private key and take advantage of public key authentication

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Topics: AnyClient, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP