Transfer CFT to SecureTransport flows

Use the following procedures to create an SFTP file transfer between Transfer CFTs and SecureTransport in Central Governance.

The procedures in this page use default settings in Central Governance whenever possible. For more help, see Getting started for a workflow for using Central Governance to manage registered products.

Prerequisites

  • Central Governance is installed and running.
  • An installed and registered Transfer CFTs 3.4 or higher.
  • An installed and registered SecureTransport 5.4 or higher.
  • You are logged on Central Governance with a user with permissions to check product status and configure applications and flows.
  • The Transfer CFT and SecureTransport are started.
  • You have access to CFTUTIL commands and UI access on the participating products.
  • You require at least one PCKS #8 certificate. You can   generate a key as described in PKI formats and usage. Alternatively, you can use the openssl command as follows to generate a key:
  • openssl genrsa -aes128 -passout pass:<password> -out privkey.pem 2048
  • If Central Governance is not set to automatically create an Application for each product, create an application that corresponds with the two products. SeeManage applications for details.

On the registered Transfer CFT 

Add the SFTP protocol

  1. Click Products on the top toolbar and select your Transfer_CFT1.
  2. Select Configuration in the right pane.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. In the Protocols section, click Add SFTP.
  5. Type a unique name for the protocol, for example First_SFTP.
  6. Select Server as the Mode.
  7. Enter the Port.
  8. In Server authentication, select Upload new private key: Use the Browse button to navigate to the Private certificate, where the supported file format is PKCS#8.
  9. Enter the key file's password.
  10. Enter SSH security profile.
  11. Click Apply.
  12. Save the configuration.

Define the server communication profile

Creating an SFTP protocol creates a server communication profile, or you can create a new server communication profile. For information on communication profiles, see Communication profiles

On the registered SecureTransport

Add the SFTP protocol

  1. Click Products on the top toolbar and select your Transfer_CFT2.
  2. Select Configuration in the right pane.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. In the Protocols section, click Add SFTP.
  5. Type a unique name for the protocol, for example First_SFTP2.
  6. Enter the Port.
  7. Select Client as the Mode.
  8. In Server authentication, select Upload new private key: Use the Browse button to navigate to the Private certificate, where the supported file format is PKCS#8.
  9. Enter the key file's password.
  10. Click Save application.
  11. Enter the Security profile and
  12. Click Apply.
  13. Save the configuration.

Define the client communication profile

For more information on communication profiles, see Communication profiles

  1. Click Add SFTP.
  2. Enter a unique name, for example Client_comm.
  3. Enter a Login value, a password, and confirm the password.
  4. Accept the other default values and click Apply.
  5. Click to Deploy the configuration updates.

Add a flow

Do the following to add a flow that contains the source and target applications. In this flow, the source connects to the target and transfers files to it.

  1. Click Flows on the top toolbar to open the Flow List page.
  2. Click Add flow.
  3. Type a friendly name for the flow, for example Daily Sales.
  4. You can ignore the details and contact fields.
  5. Click Source to select the flow source. With the source type set to Applications and the product type set to Transfer CFT, click Add source. Select the application you want as the sender of files and click Select as source.
  6. Click Target to select the flow target. With the target type set to Applications and the product type set to SecureTransport, click Add target. Select the application you want as the receiver of files and click Select as target.
  7. Ignore the source sections for transfer properties, files properties, and processing scripts. This flow uses the default settings for those.
  8. Set the filename in the target. You can ignore the sections for transfer properties, files properties and processing scripts. This flow uses the default settings for those.
  9. Click Protocol between the source and target. Use SFTP as the exchange protocol and Sender pushes file as the direction.
  10. Type the flow identifier, an IDF in Transfer CFT. When the flow is deployed, this value is deployed to the participating Transfer CFTs and SecureTransports. The flow identifier for the daily sales might be named Sales01.
  11. Use the default settings for network protocol, SSL/TLS, acknowledgment and PeSIT properties.
  12. Click Save.

Deploy the flow

Either select the flow in the Flow List, or from the flow details page, click Deploy.

Add a test file

Set up a file to use in a transfer, for example my_test.txt, containing some text. Put the file in a directory the sending Transfer CFT can access. For example, on Windows the directory could be C:\my_folder.

Send a file

Do the following to transfer the test file from Transfer CFT in the sending application to Transfer CFT in the receiving application.

Access the CFTUTIL commands on the participating Transfer CFT and execute a command in the following format:

CFTUTIL SEND IDF=<Daily_Sales>, PART=<login>@<my_SecureTransport>, FNAME=<c:\my_folder\my_test.txt>

Monitor the transfer

In the Central Governance UI, select Flows > Flows Report on the top toolbar to monitor the status of the transfer.

In the Dashboards UI

  1. Select Administration > Dashboards to open the Dashboards UI.
  2. Click My documents on the Menu.
  3. Double-click an item to view status.

 

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