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Using Triggers to Automate File Deletion

Posted by Chris Frisch on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 10:18 PM

This article was originally posted on March 28, 2012 but was updated on May 31, 2018 to reflect the latest UI.

Overview

If you are familiar with JSCAPE MFT Server you may already be aware of the power and flexibility that Triggers can offer you as an administrator.  If you are new to JSCAPE MFT Server, Triggers allow you to automate processes with the use of Event Type parameters and Trigger Actions.  Basically, Event Types are predefined events with configurable parameters that represent a condition, when that condition is met it triggers the associated action to be performed.  In this article I will show you how to create a Trigger to automate the deletion of aged files and explain how the Trigger accomplishes this task.

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

Automating Backups of JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by Chris Frisch on Thu, May 24, 2018 @ 04:43 AM

Overview

In most production environment scenarios it is prudent for an administrator to keep backups of JSCAPE MFT Server configurations.  This can be especially critical with large and complex configurations in the event that a JSCAPE MFT Server configuration may need to be restored.  Such an event may be the failure of a hard disk that JSCAPE MFT Server is installed and running on.  In the event that you may need to reinstall JSCAPE MFT Server on a new drive, having a backup of an advanced configuration could save you a substantial amount of time.  Maybe you find the need at some point to roll the configuration of your JSCAPE MFT Server back to a configuration you had on a previous date. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Tutorials

How To Create Custom Trigger Functions

Posted by Van Glass on Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 01:39 PM

Overview

In the tutorial How To Create Custom Trigger Actions we demonstrated how to create custom trigger actions in MFT Server.    

In this tutorial we will discuss Functions, how they are used in Triggers, and how to create your own custom Functions using the extensible API provided in MFT Server.

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

What ICAP Antivirus Scanning Means for Your File Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 @ 07:35 AM

The ability to support ICAP antivirus scanning is one of the key features of JSCAPE MFT Server 10.2. But what is it? How can your end users, trading partners, and system administrators benefit from it? How does it match up against traditional file transfer virus scanning solutions? We answer these questions and more in this blog post. 

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

How To Create Custom Trigger Actions

Posted by Van Glass on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 @ 04:48 PM

Overview

Triggers are a very powerful feature that allow you to listen for events and respond with actions if conditions are met.  For example, whenever a file is uploaded by a certain user you may wish to have this file encrypted and then send an email notification with details of the file transfer.

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

How To Automatically Copy Each File Downloaded From A Remote Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Feb 17, 2018 @ 06:18 AM

Overview

In this tutorial, we demonstrate how to set up JSCAPE MFT Server to copy each file downloaded from a remote server. If you want to follow these steps locally, we suggest you follow the instructions in the article "Downloading Files Periodically From A Trading Partner" first. This tutorial will only work if you have a separate trigger that performs the download process and that article will help you in that regard. 

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

Downloading Files Periodically From A Trading Partner

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Feb 04, 2018 @ 04:32 PM

Overview

In this post we're going to show you how to download files periodically from a trading partner. For this particular example, we'll be setting up JSCAPE MFT Server to connect to a trading partner every 10 minutes, download all files from a particular folder, and then delete each of those files from the remote server as soon as the download succeeds. 

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

That Free FTP Server Might Cost More Than You Think

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Jan 20, 2018 @ 06:31 AM

 

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As you scout for the most cost-effective way of transmitting files with your business units and trading partners, among the many solutions that will likely stand out are free FTP servers. Most of these sofware applications are already bundled (or readily available through repositories) in operating systems like Linux, older versions of Mac OS X, and even Windows, so they likely don't require additional costs ... or so it seems.

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

Video: Using Digital Signatures on AS2 Messages

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 @ 04:25 AM

This video tutorial shows you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server AS2 servers so that you and your trading partners can digitally sign your AS2 messages.

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

Video: Setting Up Client Certificate Authentication on an AS2 Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Oct 07, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

A video tutorial demonstrating how to set up client certificate authentication on an AS2 server running on JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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