Post installation

After installing Transfer CFT, but before starting Transfer CFT and the Copilot server, you may need to perform the following tasks:

Otherwise you can go to:

For information on user rights, refer to the topic Defining user rights UNIX.

Installed directories

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Perform an update

If you need to apply service packs or patches, refer to Update Transfer CFT.

If you have already started Transfer CFT or Copilot, stop these servers prior to performing an update.

Create a basic configuration

This section describes how to create a basic Transfer CFT configuration if you did not do so during the installation process. If you started Transfer CFT or Copilot, stop these servers before modifying the configuration.

Update the profile

To add environment variables to your Transfer CFT profile edit the following script:

  • Windows:  <CFTDIRRUNTIME>\profile.bat
  • UNIX: ./<CFTDIRRUNTIME>/profile


To determine the Transfer CFT variable values list the values using the command:

CFTUTIL listuconf

To change or update a value, start the Transfer CFT profile and make modifications using either the Transfer CFT Copilot UI or command line UCONF tools. Refer to Transfer CFT online documentation for details.

For example, to change the user interface port:

CFTUTIL uconfset id=copilot.general.serverport,value=1766


Before you can start Transfer CFT for the first time, Transfer CFT must have a basic configuration. Typically this is created during installation or migration.

License key

If you did not enter the license key during installation, you can enter it post installation in a cft.key file in: <CFTDIRRUNTIME>/conf/

You can enter a single key or a list of keys in this file. In the configuration default file, the variable <$CFTKEY> represents the cft.key file.

Transfer CFT internal datafile and configuration

Check the values, especially the key value, hostname, and port for TCP, in the following file:

  • Windows and UNIX: <CFTRUNTIME>/conf/cft-tcp.conf

Start the Transfer CFT profile and, to create the Transfer CFT internal datafile and update the basic configuration, execute:

cftinit cft-tcp.conf

To update the configuration at a later date, execute:

cftupdate cft-tcp.conf

User interface configuration

To view the Copilot user interface configuration, execute:


To change this configuration, you update the hostname and listening port for Transfer CFT UI using CFTUTIL uconfset.


CFTUTIL uconfset id=copilot.general.serverhost, value=""

CFTUTIL uconfset id=copilot.general.serverport, value="7000"

Configuration for Service Mode

This option is only available on Windows systems and must be selected during the installation process configuration.

Start the Transfer CFT Copilot server

If you have implemented Central Governance, starting Copilot launches the registration process. For more information, see the topic Central Governance registration concepts.


  1. Change directory to the runtime.
  2. Execute profile.bat.
  3. To start the Copilot server, enter: copstart
  4. To check the Copilot status, enter: copstatus -v



. . /profile



Start Transfer CFT

If you have implemented Central Governance, you can start and stop Transfer CFT via the Central Unified Flow Management user interface. Otherwise perform the following command from the Transfer CFT runtime directory.


cft start

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