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Setting SFTP Algorithms On Your SFTP Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 @ 02:07 AM


Overview

In this post, we'll talk about the algorithms included in a typical SFTP server and explain their basic functions. We'll cover algorithms for key exchanges, ciphers, MACs, and compressions. After that, we'll dive into the JSCAPE MFT Server Manager Web GUI and show you where you can configure those SFTP algorithms there.

Having a basic understanding of these algorithms and knowing where to configure them will enable you to strengthen your SFTP server's security or troubleshoot certain client connection issues.

Note: SFTP runs on SSH and the algorithms you'll be setting are actually SSH algorithms. 

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

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

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

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

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

JSCAPE MFT Server 9.0 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Mon, Jul 07, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of JSCAPE MFT Server 9.0.  This version is a major upgrade from previous versions with development efforts focused on the release of a new web based administrative interface.  The new administrative interface replaces the Java based client and allows for the server to be managed using any modern web browser, including those found on Android and iOS tablet devices.

"Over the past year we have successfully migrated all of our enterprise file transfer solutions to a web based platform.  These efforts have been key for our long term strategy and provide our customers greater flexibility and ease of use when managing their file transfers." said Van Glass, Product Manager for JSCAPE MFT Server.

In addition to the new administrative user interface a number of other product enhancements are available in the latest version.  Notable enhancements include include improved AS2 support and the ability to download collections of files as a ZIP archive when using the web client.  For a complete list of all changes please see the version history.

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Topics: News, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer

What is OpenID?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Apr 07, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

Overview

Web SSO support comes to JSCAPE MFT Server in the form of two widely accepted standards: OpenID and SAML. Earlier this month, we already talked about SAML. So now it's time to get acquainted with OpenID.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security

JSCAPE MFT Server Plugin for Outlook 3.0 Released

Posted by Van Glass on Thu, Apr 03, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

JSCAPE is pleased to announce the latest release of JSCAPE MFT Server Plugin for Outlook. This version (3.0) includes several improvements, the most notable being added support for Outlook 2013 and the ability to perform ad-hoc file transfers using either of the available REST or WebDAV services in JSCAPE MFT Server.

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Topics: News, Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server Plugin for Outlook, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer