Operations

Use the Operations menu of the Axway SecureTransport Administration Tool to initiate operator-driven actions, planned daily tasks, statistics, monitors, and responses to events.

Administration Tool server runs as an HTTPS server using port 444 by default. The Administration Tool server starts automatically each time a UNIX-based system starts. The installer includes a startup item in the system’s rc directory tree. On a Windows system, the server runs as a service.

You can also manually start the Administration Tool server by executing the following commands:

  • For UNIX, go to <FILEDRIVEHOME>/bin and run ./start_admin.
  • For Windows, go to <FILEDRIVEHOME>\bin\ and run start_admin.com.
Note The Administration Tool server reserves ports 8004, 8005, and 8009 to be used by the Java-based component. These ports are used strictly for internal communication within the Administration Tool and cannot be used for other purposes.

The following topics provide additional operations menu information and describe the operations menu functions and configurable items:

  • Operations menu overview - When you log in to the SecureTransport Administration Tool, the Operations tab is displayed.
  • Manage your servers - Use the Server Control page to manage the protocol and TM component servers of your SecureTransport system. On the Server Control page for a SecureTransport Server you can specify port, SSL key alias, and FIPS transfer mode settings for the FTP, HTTP, AS2, SSH, PeSIT, and Transaction Manager (TM) servers and start and stop them.
  • Monitor server usage - Use the Server Usage Monitor page to view the number of users in each user class who are logged in to the FTP and HTTP servers and the FTP bandwidth used at a specific time.
  • Track file transfer activity - Use the File Tracking page to view information about both client-initiated and server-initiated file transfers and to cancel or resubmit failed transfers.
  • Server log - Use the Server Log page to view the contents of the SecureTransport log messages from the following SecureTransport components: the Transaction Manager (TM) and the processes that implement the AS2, FTP, HTTP, SSH (SFTP), and SOCKS5 protocols, the Administration Tool interface (ADMIN), and auditing (AUDIT).
  • Audit log - Use the Audit Log page to view, compare, and export log entries that SecureTransport records when any change is made to the SecureTransport configuration.
  • Server configuration - SecureTransport server configuration consists of all the information the server and its components require to operate. You establish most of the server configuration by setting fields on the various pages of the Administration Tool.
  • Support tool - The Axway SecureTransport support tool collects information about SecureTransport and its host operating system and saves it in a support information file that you can send to Axway Global Support to help them diagnose an issue.
  • Directory browsing - By setting up a directory structure, you can access system drives and network mounts on Windows.
  • Standard browser client - You can use a standard browser, such as Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) to connect to a SecureTransport Server.
  • SecureTransport Web Client Control for Internet Explorer - SecureTransport Web Client Control is an ActiveX control for Internet Explorer that can to perform MD5 integrity checks and checkpoint restarts. You enable and configure the SecureTransport Web Client Control on the SecureTransport Edge or SecureTransport Server.
  • Server backup - To minimize the risk of data loss, perform regular backups of the SecureTransport Server and SecureTransport Edge data.

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