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MFT Agent Endpoint Definitions

Endpoints are currently defined using the OpCon MFT Agent Web Server. A connection to the OpCon MFT Agent Web Server requires a user / password for system where the OpCon MFT Agent is installed (not an OpCon user).

OpCon MFT Agent Details

To define Endpoints, edit the associated OpCon MFT agent details using Solution Manager. Select the OpCon MFT Agent Settings TAB and then select either Path Endpoints for defining UNC paths or directories or Manage Sites for defining remote servers. Enter the credentials for the OpCon MFT Agent Web Server in the pop-up window and you will be routed to Endpoints associated with the OpCon MFT Agent.

There are two types of endpoints:

Endpoint TypeDescription
PathA path endpoint (Local Endpoint) is either a UNC path \\server\directory or a path that includes the drive c:\directory.
SiteA site (Managed Sites) is a remote location such as a FTP, FTPS, SFTP, SSH, S3, HTTP or HTTPS servers. When defining UNIX / Linux endpoints SFTP (SSH File Transfer protocol) should be used and FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS or S3 for other servers.

Defining Path Endpoints

From the menu, select Path Endpoints.

Path Endpoints

To edit an endpoint, select the endpoint or select Add Site to create a new path endpoint.

Add Path Endpoints

Site Name(Required) A unique name that is used to identify the endpoint consisting of alphanumeric characters.
Directory(Required) The location where the data can be retrieved or placed. The value is a UNC or drive path. This value forms the initial portion of the location and any values entered in the File Path definition of the Source or Destination sections during task definition will be appended to this value.

When completed select the OK to save the new definition or changes.

Defining Site Endpoints

From the menu, select Managed Sites.

Managed Sites

To edit an existing definition, select the definition or select Add Site to create a new site.

Managed Site Definition

Site Name(Required) This is a unique name that is used to identify the site consisting of alphanumeric characters.
Default SiteNot relevant to OpCon MFT implementation.
Server URL/IP Address(Required) IP address to use with the PORT command for active mode data transfers.
User ID(Required) Specify the user name for this FTP site.
Server Type(Required) Select the server type from the dropdown list (FTP, FTPS (FTP + TLS) Control + data, FTPS (FTP + TLS) Control only, FTPS (FTP + TLS) Data only (CCC), FTPS Imlplicit (FTP + Implicit TLS), SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), HTTP 1.1, HTTPS (HTTP 1.1 + Implicit TLS), Amazon Web Services S3).
Password(Required) Specify the password for this FTP site. If using an anonymous logon, typically an e-mail address can be used as the password.
Verification(Required) Re-enter the password.
CompressionSelect the compression level from the dropdown list (Disabled, Fastest, Faster, Normal, Better, Maximum).
Limit Transfer RateIf enabled, specify the approximate maximum transfer rate (in kilobytes per second) for uploads and downloads. Specify 0 or Unlimited to enable data transfer at the fastest speed possible. For example, to limit to roughly 100 kilobytes per second of bandwidth, enter 100 into this field.
Initial Server DirectorySpecify an FTP site directory to set as the default directory (current working directory) upon a successful logon.
Initial Local DirectorySpecify the local folder to set as the active (current) folder upon a successful log on.
Default Transfer ModeSelect the default file transfer mode from the dropdown list (Binary, Ascii, Ebcdic). This is the transfer mode used when files are sent or received using the OpCon MFT client applet. When running a script, this is the transfer mode used unless it is overridden with the /type option in the SENDFILE or RCVFILE commands. The default is binary (Binary). Ebcdic mode is enabled only when IBM Host Features has been selected when configuring the site.
Connection PortChange the port number used by server at this site. Do not change this value unless specifically directed to do so by an FTP site system administrator. The default value is 21.
Time OutSpecify the default time-out period (in seconds) to wait for a logon to complete or for interruptions in sending or receiving files to be resolved. This time-out may be used separately, or in conjunction with the FTP retries control, to recover from failed logons. The default value is 60 seconds.
Retry CountHow many attempts to retry the transfer.
Retry DelayThe delay between retry attempts.
SSH Key AuthEnable SSH key or SSL certificate authentication.
Ignore Directory ErrorsCheck this to allow changing into directories whose existence cannot be verified (SFTP and HTTP only).
Proxy SettingsIf enabled, specify the proxy settings.

Once defined, test connectivity by selecting the Test button. When performing a test, if the connection information does not work, the system will ask if it should scan through the various protocol options. If one is found, it will ask if this should be saved.

When completed select the OK to save the new definition or changes.