Synchronizing through Agents
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Agents are typically used to enable synchronizations involving hosts that don't have any file transfer service running on them.
For example, you can use agents to synchronize between:
Steps for carrying out synchronizations using Agents
To add an Agent Trading Partner, go to the Trading Partners module and click Add.
When the Add Trading Partner dialog appears, expand the drop-down list, select Agent, and click OK.
That should bring up the Add Agent Trading Partner dialog. Specify the following parameters:
Name - an arbitrary name that would identify this trading partner
Agent name - the name of an existing user account whose login credentials will be used to authenticate a remotely installed Agent. Before a remotely installed Agent can establish a connection to this MFT Server instance, it will have to authenticate first. It can only authenticate using the login credentials of a user account assigned to a trading partner.
You may also enter Company and E-mail information into their respective fields to further identify this trading partner.
Click OK to add the Agent Trading Partner.