Specify FTP Settings

You can specify FTP settings as part of a transport record.

Procedure

  1. Specify the Transfer settings.
    On the Transfer Settings page, complete the following fields and click Next:
    Transfer Settings Fields Description
    Transfer Mode Which party initiates an FTP session through a network firewall. The default transfer mode, ACTIVE, indicates that Sterling B2B Integrator makes the connection to clients. PASSIVE transfer mode indicates that clients make the connection. Required.
    Directory Name of a directory on the server of the trading partner where outbound data is stored and awaits pickup by the trading partner. Used for outbound sessions. Optional.
    Local Data Port Range Local control port numbers to be used on the server of the trading partner to establish an FTP connection for data transfers. Valid value is any positive number that is optimal for your system. Zero (0) enables the operating system to select a port number. Optional.
    Local Control Data Port Range Local control port number to use for control/command connections for the control channel. Used for outbound sessions. Select a port that is not used by another system on the system. Zero (0) enables the operating system to select a port number. Optional.
  2. Specify the Protocol settings.
    On the Protocol Settings page, complete the following fields and click Next:
    Protocol Settings Fields Description
    Response Timeout (sec) Number of seconds to wait for remote response to an outbound queue. Used for outbound sessions. Valid value is number of seconds. Zero (0) indicates wait indefinitely. Optional.
    Firewall Proxy IP address, port number, log in ID, and password of the remote firewall. Used for outbound sessions. Separate values with a comma. If used, you must specify both login ID and password. Optional.
    Firewall Connect Count Number of seconds that Sterling B2B Integrator attempts to contact the transport port address before timing out. Optional.
    Socket Timeout (sec) Number of seconds to wait for remote response to a command. Valid value is any positive number that is optimal for your system. Zero (0) indicates wait indefinitely. Optional.
  3. Specify the Security Settings.
    On the Security page, complete the following fields and click Next:
    Security Fields Description
    SMIME Encryption User Certificate Encryption certificate of the trading partner. The EDIINT Message service uses the certificate to encrypt messages. Optional.
    SMIME Decryption Certificate (System Store) Optional. Valid values are:
    • B2BHttp
    • UIKey
    • OpsDrv
    • OpsKey
    Config Multi-Certs Allows you to configure multiple digital certificates against a certificate in Sterling B2B Integrator so you can automate which certificate is used based on a time window, status, and certificate order.
    • Select multiple certificates by name – Click the right or left arrow to move selected certificates to or from the used column.
    • Specify a Certificate Order – Specifies the order the system should follow to find a certificate to use. The first certificate found in this order that has a status of "Ok" and fits within the specified time window will be used.
    • Specify Status – Read-only field that documents the current status of the certificate.
    • Edit Go Live Date – Default is: “Not Before Date” in the certificate. You can choose to keep the date in the certificate or change it to a date that exceeds the default. This field does not overwrite the date in the certificate, instead it specifies to the system when you would like to use the certificate. You cannot specify a date that predates the "Not Before Date" in the certificate. You also cannot specify a date for this field that exceeds the "Not After Date" in this window. Type in mm/dd/yy format.
    • Edit Not After Date – This field will default to the "Not After Date" in the certificate. You can choose to keep the date or change it to a value that predates the default. This field does not overwrite the date in the certificate, instead, it specifies to the system when you would like to use the certificate. You cannot specify a date that predates the "Not Before Date" in the window. You also cannot specify a date for this field that exceeds the "Not After Date" in this window. Type in mm/dd/yy format.
    Note: The Config Multi-Certs link appears only when multiple certificates are available.
    SSL Whether Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be active. Required. Valid values are:
    • NONE – SSL is not used by the transport.
    • OPTIONAL – FTP handles SSL encryption appropriately if present.
    • MUST – Transport uses this protocol configured for SSL encryption (default).
    Note: If OPTIONAL or MUST is specified, the asset protection key must allow SSL for the appropriate protocol.
    Key Certificate Passphrase Passphrase that protects the server key certificate. Required, if SSL value is anything other than NONE.
    Cipher Strength Strength of the algorithms used to encrypt data. Optional. Valid values are:
    • ALL
    • WEAK – Required for international e-business if government regulations prohibit STRONG encryption from being exported.
    • STRONG – Required if SSL value is anything other than NONE (default).
    Key Certificate (System Store) Private key and certificate for the component. Used to encrypt and decrypt messages. Also used by the EDIINT Message service as the key for decrypting encrypted messages. Required, if SSL value is anything other than NONE.
    CA Certificates Certificate used to validate the certificate of the trading partner. This is the public key. Required if the Server SSL value is Must or Optional.
  4. Specify the Protocol Mode settings.
    On the Protocol Mode page, complete the following fields and click Next:
    Protocol Mode Fields Description
    Protocol Mode Mode or method that will be used by the protocol (FTP). Required. Valid values are:
    • PUT – Send data to the remote party when making an FTP connection.
    • GET – Receive data from the remote party.
    Document Document to be retrieved for selected protocol mode. If mode is GET, can leave the field blank. Optional if PUT is selected.
    Note: If you selected GET as the protocol mode, the document you specified must exist on the remote trading partner FTP server.
  5. Specify the Transport Account settings.
    On the Transport Account page, complete the following fields and click Next:
    Transport Account Fields Description
    User ID Unique ID associated with a transport record. Optional.
    Password Password that authenticates the user ID. Optional.
    Confirm Password Password typed in the Password field. Optional.
  6. Click Finish to add the transport record.
  7. Click Return to continue.