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Managed File Transfer and Network Solutions

How To Install MFT Synchronizer Agent on Windows

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Oct 19, 2019 @ 07:27 AM

In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to install JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer Agent on a Windows host. Agents are used in cases wherein the remote host that you would like to synchronize with your  host via JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer doesn’t have any running file transfer service whatsoever. So, there’s no FTPS, no SFTP, not even, plain FTP, or any other file transfer protocol for that matter.

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Topics: Tutorials, JSCAPE MFT Synchronizer

How To Append a TimeStamp To Each File Downloaded From Another Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 @ 03:40 AM

[Last updated October 10, 2019] 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

How To Do an iPad or iPhone File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Oct 03, 2019 @ 12:07 AM

[Last updated October 3, 2019] In this tutorial, I'll show you how to carry out file transfers between an iPhone or iPad and JSCAPE MFT Server. This capability is ideal for organizations who have adopted some form of BYOD policy and want to establish secure backups and file transfers between iOS mobile devices and a company-owned server. 

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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Security, File Transfer Clients, Tutorials, Mobile

Scheduling an Automated File Transfer for Files Matching a Regex

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 26, 2019 @ 02:30 AM

[Last updated September 26, 2019] 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

AS2 Message Tutorial on Applying Digital Signatures

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Sep 10, 2019 @ 03:04 AM

[Last updated September 10, 2019] In this post, we'll be teaching you how to set up your AS2 Server to use digital signatures when sending AS2 messages.

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

Applying AS2 Encryption

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 04, 2019 @ 03:13 AM

[Last updated September 4, 2019] If your AS2 connection already runs over HTTPS, your EDI messages should already be protected by the data-in-motion encryption that comes with SSL/TLS. But what if you want an added layer of security or if you're somehow only using HTTP and want to encrypt your transmission? You'll need something like this. 

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

How To Set Up An Automated AS2 File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 15, 2019 @ 03:05 AM

Overview

[Last updated August 15, 2019] Last time, we posted a quickstart guide to setting up an AS2 server. The example in that post featured a manual method for sending EDI messages. Because EDI transactions are best carried out automatically, we thought it would be a good idea to show you how to implement such transactions on the same solution we used in that post. 

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

Excluding Passive IP for Internal FTP/S Connections To Your Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 10:55 PM

[Last updated July 17, 2019] Last time, we tackled the problem system administrators encounter when their passive FTP or FTPS connections have to pass through a NAT firewall or router. A similar problem can happen when you're dealing with the same type of connections and a reverse proxy. It gets even more complicated when you have to deal with both external and internal users. Let me show you how to deal with that.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Tutorials, FTPS, FTP, Reverse Proxy

How To Update JSCAPE MFT Gateway Agents

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:28 PM

In order to avoid compatibility issues between your MFT Gateway server and MFT Gateway Agent installations, it's important to keep your MFT Gateway Agents updated to match the version of your MFT Gateway instance. This post will teach you how to do that.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Tutorials, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy

Using A Remote FTP/S Service As Network Storage For Your MFT Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jun 23, 2019 @ 11:00 PM

JSCAPE MFT Server's Network Storage module (formerly known as Reverse Proxy) makes it possible to extend the storage of your managed file transfer server to various remote services and storage solutions like SFTP servers, Samba shares, Amazon S3 buckets, Azure Files folders, and many others. This can come in handy when your MFT Server machine has limited storage capacity or if you simply want to store certain user files in another place. One of the supported remote services is FTP/S. If you have an FTP or FTPS server with lots of free storage space and you want to use that as a network storage for your MFT Server, you might want to read this tutorial.

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