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Step 5. Setting up a File Transfer Server

Step 5. Setting up a File Transfer Server

This is step 5 of performing a full installation of Enterprise Server 9. (See a list of all steps)

Must I follow these steps?

You only have to follow these steps when you want to move the File Transfer Server or the File Transfer Folder to another system.

Scenarios in which you want to do this are:

  • Offload file traffic over HTTP to a dedicated server farm or network
  • Let file traffic run over a dedicated URL, other than client-server service communication
  • Offload the file traffic to the FileStore to another physical file location

Steps to follow

Choose your setup:

Securing the File Transfer Server though HTTPS

The communication with the File Transfer Server can be made secure through HTTPS. When doing so, the files transferred between client and server are protected against eavesdroppers and man-in-the-middle attacks.

Based on your configuration, different steps have to be taken:

Step 1. Set up HTTPS for Enterprise Server as described in Using SSL in Enterprise Server.

Step 2. (Optional) When Enterprise Server and the Transfer Server run on separate machines, set up multiple certificates.

Note about certificates: When Enterprise Server and the File Transfer Server are both running on the same machine, nothing extra needs to be done. This is because the Transfer Server reuses the secured connection setup for Enterprise Server. Therefore, the very same certificate used to secure the Enterprise Server connection is used by the Transfer Server connection. This is regardless of whether the Transfer Server runs within Enterprise Server or separately on the same machine.

Next step

Step 6: Creating the Enterprise tables

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