Adding trading partners

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A trading partner is defined as a remote service that you want to regularly exchange data with.  Trading partner information may be used in triggers when performing scheduled or event based file transfers.  The purpose of the trading partner module is to centralize remote host credentials so that they can be reused within trigger actions.  Used properly, if a remote host changes their hostname or credentials you only need to update the trading partner details rather than update all trigger actions that depend on this host.

 

To add a trading partner select the Trading Partners node within JSCAPE MFT Server Manager and click on the Add button.

 

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Select a file transfer protocol for this trading partner.

 

 

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Enter pertinent details for this trading partner.

 

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Basic

 

Name - A unique name to assign to this trading partner.

 

Company - The name of the company that this trading partner represents.

 

E-mail - The primary email address for this trading partner.

 

Connection

 

Details vary based on the protocol selected.

 

Tags

 

Tags - Use tags to limit which administrators have access to this trading partner.

 

 

 

Using trading partners in triggers

 

There are a number of file transfer related trigger actions that can use trading partner credentials in their work.  These include the following actions.

 

Trading Partner Create Directory

Trading Partner Delete Directory

Trading Partner Delete File

Trading Partner Directory Download

Trading Partner Directory Upload

Trading Partner File Download

Trading Partner File Upload

Trading Partner Rename File

 

See also

 

Trigger management