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File Transfer Setup

In order to use the File Transfer and Execution features, the sending and receiving servers need to have the following Configurations.

Security Permissions

To transfer a file

The receiving server must have no SECURITY Configuration or one that GRANTS 'TRANSFER' to the sending user and server (e.g. GRANT (TRANSFER, \source-node, \source-user)). For further details please refer to the SECURITY Configuration.

To run a command (Including patch installation)

a)

A PASSWORD Configuration entry is required on each Receiver server to allow commands to be issued by the user.

The File Transfer and Execution Application (TEA) makes use of the Commands function. Due to this, a TEA key needs to be set up in the PASSWORDS Configuration on the Sender server. This key entry contains the credentials of the user at the Receiver server where the command will be run.

Entry Name = Command:TEA:<node-name>

The <node-name> is the name of the Receiver server. Omitting the <node-name> will allow common credentials to be used that can be shared across all servers.

In order to carry out patch installations, the PASSWORD Configuration should be set up to use 'root' credentials. i.e. the user at the Receiver server should be 'root'.
b)In addition to the PASSWORDS Configuration, the receiving server must have no SECURITY Configuration or one that GRANTS 'TRANSFER' to the sending user and server (e.g. GRANT(TRANSFER, \source-node, \source-user)). For further details please refer to the SECURITY Configuration.

Node Groups

Two Node Groups need to be manually configured on the Sender server in order for the main File Transfer Display to function. These are only required for the Display and not for the actual file transfer procedure. These two Node Groups are:

  • File Relayers

  • File Sender

The NodeGroup Configuration properties dialog can be opened from the Node Navigator of the Windows Client on the Sender server. In the Configuration properties dialog the two necessary node groups have been pre-defined under the path: Applications → All → File Transfer Servers. To complete the configuration add the required nodes to the relevant node group, i.e. either File Relayers or File Sender.

For further details refer to Node Grouping.

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