Enable FileXpress Connections in the FileXpress Secure Shell Proxy

To support file exchange using the FileXpress Gateway, you must configure the FileXpress Secure Shell Proxy to enable access by FileXpress users.

Before you begin

To enable FileXpress Gateway transfers

  1. Start the FileXpress Secure Shell Proxy console. It is installed in the Windows Start menu (or Apps list) under Attachmate FileXpress Gateway > FileXpress Secure Shell Proxy.
  2. On the FileXpress Users pane, enable Allow access to FileXpress users.
  3. For Gateway Administrator host, enter the name or IP address of the computer running the FileXpress Gateway Administrator. (If you installed all FileXpress Gateway services on the same computer, you can leave the default value, localhost.) Leave the default port value (9190). FileXpress Gateway Administrator is configured to listen on this port by default.
  4. Click Activate and verify. This saves your settings and triggers actions that ensure that the FileXpress Proxy services can establish a secure connection with the Gateway Administrator.
    • You will be prompted to accept the certificate presented by the Gateway Administrator server. Click Yes to establish the trust relationship.
    • When the configuration update is complete, click Close to close the Web service connection dialog box.
    • Click Yes when prompted to restart the FileXpress Transfer Server service. This step is required.


Note: By default, FileXpress user access account is set to Service account. With this setting FileXpress users run using the same privileges as the FileXpress Proxy Secure Shell Proxy service (the Local System account). You can also specify an alternate user account with more limited privileges. For details, see Change the FileXpress User Access Account on the FileXpress Secure Shell Proxy.


Initial Logon to the FileXpress Gateway Administrator