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How To Automate An SFTP File Transfer

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Automated SFTP file transfers are traditionally done through scripts, but there's a much easier way. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to automate SFTP file transfers without scripting a single line of code.

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

What Is AES Encryption And How Does It Work?

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview: What Is AES?

First adopted by the U.S. government to protect classified information, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) has long gained global acceptance and is used for securing sensitive data in various industries. In this post, we'll discuss AES encryption and explain its vital role in securing sensitive files sent over the Internet.

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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, AS2

Setting Up SFTP Public Key Authentication On The Command Line

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview

SFTP provides an alternative method for ssh client authentication. It's called SFTP public key authentication. This method allows users to login to your SFTP service without entering a password authentication and is often employed for file transfer automation. In this post, we'll walk you through the process of setting up this kind of authentication on the command line. It's easier to do this on a GUI-based interface but if you prefer to do things on the terminal, this post is for you.

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

Monitoring A Remote SFTP Server for Newly Added Files

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Most users of JSCAPE MFT Server are already familiar with directory monitors. You often use it to monitor a directory for newly added files. Although that capability has helped immensely in automating a lot of business processes, it had its limitations. In the past, directory monitors could only be used to monitor local directories and UNC paths but not directories on remote servers. In the upcoming MFT Server 11, that's going to be possible.

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

How To Automatically Transfer Files From SFTP To Azure Blob Storage Via Network Storage

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Let's say you have trading partners who can only transfer files to you via SFTP. Incidentally, you also happen to have an account on Azure Blob Storage and you prefer to store those files there. You're probably thinking: How can I automatically copy files from my SFTP server to Azure Blob Storage? That's easy if you're using JSCAPE MFT Server.

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

What Is HMAC And How Does It Secure File Transfers?

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview

Data integrity checks are vital to secure communications. They enable communicating parties to verify the integrity and authenticity of the messages they receive. In secure file transfer protocols like FTPS, SFTP, and HTTPS, data integrity/message authentication is usually achieved through a mechanism known as HMAC. In this post, we explain what HMAC is, its basic inner workings, and how it secures data transfers.

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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS

How To Install An SFTP Server On Windows

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Because Microsoft Windows doesn't have a secure file transfer protocol server built in, here's a tutorial showing how to install one on it.

The SFTP server we'll be using for this tutorial is JSCAPE MFT Server, a managed file transfer server that supports SFTP connections and several other file transfer protocols like FTP, FTPS, HTTP/S, WebDAV, AS2 and OFTP, as well as SSL and TLS.

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

How to Access AWS S3 Storage with SFTP | JSCAPE

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

SFTP is easily one of the most widely used file transfer protocols in business processes. Incidentally, Amazon S3 is also steadily becoming a go-to cloud storage solution for businesses. How would you like to access AWS S3 via SFTP? If that looks like something you could use, check out this post.

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

Install A Linux SFTP Server Via Command Line And Configure Via Web UI

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Overview

Let's say you want to install an SSH FTP server (SFTP) on a Linux machine devoid of a GUI. However, after installation, you don't want to configure it (add users, create keys, enable public key authentication, choose algorithms, etc.) locally, moreso via the SFTP client. Instead, you want this SFTP server to be configured remotely through a graphical Web user interface. This is how we recommend you do it.

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

What Port Does SFTP Use?

Updated by Van Glass on

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SFTP (SSH file transfer protocol) uses port number 22 by default, but can be configured to listen on different ports. SFTP only requires one port for moving data over an internet connection, making SFTP more secure and easier to use than other protocols, such as FTP/S, which require trading partners to open a range of ports behind their firewalls.

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Topics: SFTP