Creating a network storage

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You may create a network storage using the MFT Server Manager.   To view a list of network storage click on the Network Storage node for the desired domain.

 

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Add network storage

 

To add a network storage click on the Add button in the lower right corner. Choose a protocol from the drop-down list. MFT Server currently supports the following network storage protocols:

 

AFTP
Agent
Amazon S3
Box
DropBox
IBM Cloud
Google Cloud Storage
Google Drive
Microsoft Azure File Service
Microsoft Azure Blob Service
Microsoft Azure Data Lake
FTP
MFT REST
SFTP/SCP
SMB
TFTP
WebDAV

 

 

Once you have chosen a protocol, the Add ... Network Storage dialog will be displayed.

 

Note: The following settings apply only to an Amazon S3 network storage. If you chose a different protocol from the drop-down list, you should see a different set of parameters.

 

 

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Name - Unique name for this network storage.

 

 

Connection

 

Host/IP - The remote IP or host address for this network storage.

 

Port - The remote port for this network storage.

 

Timeout - The maximum timeout for establishing a connection to remote server.

 

Connection type - The connection type for this network storage.

 

Enable TCP_NODELAY - When checked, this setting disables Nagle's algorithm

 

 

Authentication

 

Enter credentials - Enables the administrator to specify a static username and password for all users

 

Replay credentials - Uses the current user's credentials instead of a static username and password. (Note: This feature will not work for users who authenticate to the SFTP service via public key authentication)

 

Username - The username for connecting to this remote server.

 

Password - The password for connecting to this remote server.

 

 

SSL

 

This section can only be used if you select explicit SSL or implicit SSL for the Connection type.

 

Host key - The host key associated with the remote service. Read about Host keys.

 

Client key - Click this button to select a client key if the remote service needs to authentication MFT Server using key-based authentication

 

Use one-time key - Select this option if you wish to authenticate using a one-time key
 
Use server key - Select this option if you wish to authenticate using an existing server key in the Key Manager
 
Use key file - Select this option if you wish to authenticate using a file-based key

 

Key file - The optional client private key file to use for this connection.  (FTPS/SFTP)
 
Key file password - The optional client private key password to use for this connection. (FTPS/SFTP)

 

 

Advanced

 

Remote directory - maps local virtual path to a specific remote virtual path

 

Map current local directory to remote directory - If enabled, maps local virtual path to remote virtual path having the same name as the local virtual path.  For example, if  network storage is mapped to virtual path /path then when connecting to network storage it will drop user in /path directory on target server.

 

Debug log directory - Directory in which to store debug logs for this network storage.

 

Max network storage age - The maximum amount of time to keep this network storage connection in connection pool.

 

Use passive transfer mode - Flag indicating whether passive mode is used for connecting to this remote server.





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