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10 Tasks Your File Transfer Server Should Be Doing On Its Own This Weekend

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, May 24, 2015 @ 02:52 AM

Overview

Weekend is supposed to be reserved for undwinding; a time for re-charging before another long week of work. However, for system administrators, it's also the best time to carry out tasks that are usually difficult to accomplish during weekdays, when everyone's connecting to the server and the network's bustling with activity.

But who says you can't get the best of both worlds? It would be nice to accomplish those tasks even while relaxing on the beach, your couch, your bed, or wherever. Here are 10 tasks you can and should be automating on your file transfer server so you can get that well-deserved break.

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

How To Get Your Server To Email You When A User Updates His Information

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:01 PM


Overview

As a system administrator, you might want to be notified when a user makes changes to his/her user account. In this post, we'll show you how to set up that kind of capability on JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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

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

How To Get Your MFT Server To Email You About Last Night’s Download

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Feb 14, 2015 @ 07:41 AM


Overview

Your scheduled automatic download should be finished by now. But how would you know how it went without physically or remotely logging into your server? Had you used JSCAPE MFT Server, you could have configured it to email you an update. In this post, we'll show you how to set up JSCAPE MFT Server to email you a message along with a file attachment with details about your latest file transfer.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Generating A List Of Freshly Downloaded Files

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 @ 03:07 AM


Overview

As soon as an automated server to server download completes, you might want to generate a list of those files that have been successfully downloaded. This tutorial will show you how to do that. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Triggers

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

Securing Trading Partner File Transfers w/ Auto PGP Encryption & FTPS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 09:32 AM


Overview

PGP encryption can add another layer of protection to a trading partner file transfer already secured by FTPS. It can also provide data-at-rest encryption as soon as the file arrives at the other end. In this post, we'll show you how to set up a fully automated file transfer secured by OpenPGP and FTPS using JSCAPE MFT Server triggers.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, OpenPGP, Triggers, FTPS

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