Info: This plug-in is part of a set of sample plug-ins that is shipped with Elvis Server. For more information, see Elvis 5 sample plug-ins.
The FTP import plug-in imports files into Elvis from an FTP server. It checks for new files in a configured remote folder, imports them and then deletes the imported files from the remote folder. Any subfolder structure within the remote folder is mirrored within Elvis.
Note: This bundled plug-in is a sample. It only supports a limited set of FTP servers. For production use, we advise other solutions like Enfocus PowerSwitch which also supports importing files into Elvis using FTP.
The FTP import plug-in can be almost completely configured inside the plug-in configuration file, all configuration properties are described in detail in this file.
Automatically fill metadata fields on import
It's optionally possible to automatically assign standard metadata values to imported files. You can define these values in the <ftp_import>/field-mappings.xml file.
How it works
Once you have set up the FTP server in the configuration, Elvis will periodically scan the remote folder for new content. Every time new items are found in the folder the importer will start processing all items found in that folder.