FTP(S) transfer sites

The following table describes the FTP(S) protocol options for a transfer site.

Field Description
Site Settings
Server The host name or IP address of the remote server to connect to for file transfers. You cannot enter spaces-only values in this field. For more information, see Spaces in required fields.
Port The port on the remote server to be used for file transfers. You cannot enter spaces-only values in this field. For more information, see Spaces in required fields.
 Network Zone

The network zone that defines the proxies to use for transfers through this site.

  • Select none to connect directly to the remote FTP server.
  • Select any to allow SecureTransport to select the proxy connection using a network zone that enables an SOCKS5 proxy.
  • Select Default to use the default network zone proxy configuration. If no default is network zone is defined, transfers from this transfer site fail.
  • Select a specific network zone to use the proxy configuration defined for that zone.

For more information, see Specify TM Server communication ports and IP address for protocol servers on SecureTransport Edge.

Enable Active Connection Mode Determines whether passive or active connection mode is used by SecureTransport for server-initiated transfers over FTP. When selected, Active FTP is used.
Download Folder

The folder on the remote server from which the file are transferred.

If Advanced Expression is selected for Download Folder, the download folder is evaluated using expression language.

To use the expression language to append dates:

The download folder will be evaluated using the current date when the transfer site is being executed. For example folder_20150130.

Example:

folder_${date("yyyyMMdd")}

Download Pattern

The pattern used to match file names to determine whether a file is downloaded. Asterisk (*) matches zero or more characters and question mark (?) matches one character.

If Advanced Expression is selected for Download Pattern, the download pattern is evaluated using expression language.

To evaluate the download pattern using dates:

The download pattern will be evaluated using the current date when the transfer site is being executed. For example *_20150130.txt. This will match all files ending with _20150130.txt.

Example:

*_${date("yyyyMMdd")}.txt

Allow Overwrite Taken into account when the site is used by Send To Partner step. If checked the value of "Upload folder" will be overwritten with the value of "Overwrite upload folder". For more details see Advanced Routing.
Upload Folder The folder on the remote server to which files are transferred.
Transfer Settings
Transfer Mode

Specify whether data is transferred as ASCII or binary. You can also choose to have SecureTransport automatically determine the correct transfer mode.

For more information about automatically determining transfer mode, see Transfer mode for server-initiated transfers.

Transcode any line terminators in ASCII mode When checked it forces SecureTransport to transcode any sequence of line terminators when ASCII mode is used.
Use FTPS Deselect to use FTP instead of FTPS.
Verify certificate for the Site Select to verify that the remote system is trusted. This option is displayed when Use FTPS is selected.
Clear Command Channel Select to accept and process a Clear Command Channel subcommand. If the user is authorized to perform the command, send a confirmation message, and change the control connection transmission mode to clear text. This option is displayed when Use FTPS is selected.
TLS Shutdown on CCC

Perform a TLS shutdown upon receiving a Clear Command Channel subcommand. This option is displayed when Clear Command Channel is selected.

Note When closing a TLS connection, such as when issuing a CCC command, each party is required to send a close_notify before closing the connection. This is mandated by RFC 2246. If both the client and server do not acknowledge that the TLS connection is ending they may be susceptible to a TLS truncation attack. From a security standpoint, Axway recommends that both TLS shutdowns be checked when configuring the transfer site CCC option. When performing FTP transfers to a remote SecureTransport Server, you must configure Ftp.CCC.TlsShutdownInitiator for the server. As a result the client sends Close notify and the server responds with Close notify, the server-initiated transfer is successful, and the partners are not susceptible to a TLS truncation attack.
Enable FIPS Transfer Mode

Restrict FTPS to use only FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certified cryptographic libraries. This option is displayed when Use FTPS is selected.

The sender and the recipient must use the ciphers and ciphers suites listed in FIPS transfer mode. If the sender and the recipient do not provide the required ciphers and ciphers suites SecureTransport does not complete the transfer.

SITE command Enter a SITE command. You use this command is to provide services specific to your system that are not available as FTP commands.
Site Login Credentials
User Name The user name to log in to the FTP server. You cannot enter spaces-only values in this field. For more information, see Spaces in required fields.
Use Password Select to use a password to log in to the FTP server.
Password Password used to log in to the FTP server.
Certificate A private certificate for SecureTransport to use to log in to the FTP server. You can select a certificate or import a certificate. This field is displayed when Use FTPS is selected.
Post-transmission Settings
Send Options
Send File As Select the check box to specify a file name. You can use the expression language to specify the criteria you want to match. The expression uses the criteria provided to create a new file name from the original file name.
On Temporary Failure A temporary failure can occur when the transfer is incomplete and a retry occurs. Select one of the three choices: No Action, Delete Destination File, or Move File To. Selecting No Action causes the file to stay in the new location with the file name you specified. If another file with the same name is transferred to this location, the original file is overwritten. Selecting Delete Destination File removes the file from the new location. Selecting Move File To requires you to specify a directory in the location where you are transferring the files to and to provide an expression used to rename the file.
On Failure A failure occurs when the transfer is incomplete and all retry attempts were unsuccessful. Select one of the three choices: No Action, Delete Destination File, or Move File To. Selecting No Action causes the file to stay in the new location with the file name you specified. If another file with the same name is transferred to this location, the original file is overwritten. Selecting Delete Destination File removes the file from the new location. Selecting Move File To requires you to specify a directory in the location where you are transferring the files to and to provide an expression used to rename the file.
On Success Select one of the choices: No Action, or Move File To. Selecting No Action causes the file to stay in the new location with the file name you specified. If another file with the same name is transferred to this location, the original file is overwritten. Selecting Move File To requires you to specify a directory in the location where you are transferring the files to and to provide an expression used to rename the file.
Receive Options
Receive File As Select the check box to specify a file name. You can use the expression language to specify the criteria you want to match. The expression uses the criteria provided to create a new file name from the original file name when the transfer is received. You can use the SecureTransport-specific variable ${stenv.site_target} which takes the value from the remote file path. see Expression Language for information on SecureTransport-specific variables.
On Failure A failure occurs when the transfer is incomplete and all retry attempts were unsuccessful. Select one of the three choices: No Action, Delete Source File, or Move File To. Selecting No Action causes the file to stay in the original location. If another file with the same name is transferred to this location, the original file is overwritten. Selecting Delete Source File removes the file from the original location. Selecting Move File To requires you to specify a directory in the location where you are transferring the files from and to provide an expression used to rename the file.
On Success Select one of the three choices: No Action, Delete Source File, or Move File To. Selecting No Action causes the file to stay in the original location. If another file with the same name is transferred to this location, the original file is overwritten. Selecting Delete Source File removes the file from the original location. Selecting Move File To requires you to specify a directory in the location where you are transferring the files from and to provide an expression used to rename the file.
Note To preserve the original file name when using the Move File To option, use the ${stenv.target} or ${stenv['target']} expressions.

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