Connect to the Transfer Client
You can use any of the following methods to connect to the Transfer Client:
When you connect to the Transfer Client, you make a secure HTTPS connection to the Transfer Server. This connection type requires the server to present a security certificate to your browser to authenticate the server. After the HTTPS connection is established, the Transfer Server uses Java to display the client in your browser window. You might see one or more of the following warning messages, depending on how the Transfer Server is configured and on your browser and Java security settings.
- Browser certificate warning
This warning appears in the browser window before you see the login page. You see this warning if the Transfer Server is still using the default self-signed certificate that installs with FileXpress Gateway. The exact content of the certificate warning depends on which browser you are using.
After the default FileXpress Gateway Administrator certificate is replaced with one signed by a well-known Certificate Authority (CA), this message is not displayed. It appears only when a certificate is presented that is not signed by a CA in the browser's list of trusted CAs.
- Browser permission to run Java
Depending on your browser and whether you have used other Java applets, after you enter your user name and password you might see a request to allow Java to run. Look for an option such as "Enable," "Allow and Remember," or "Always run on this site" to allow Java to run without confirmation in the future.
- Java certificate warning
This dialog box appears after you have entered your user name and password. It includes the following note: "The certificate is not valid and cannot be used to verify the identity of this website."
After the default FileXpress Gateway Administrator certificate is replaced with one signed by a well-known Certificate Authority (CA), this message is not displayed. It appears only when a certificate is presented that is not signed by a CA that is included in Java's list of Secure Site CA certificates. (You can review and modify this list from the Java Control Panel.)
- Java confirmation messages
Java uses security messages to ensure that only software you approve runs on your system. These messages identify the publisher of the application and include a "Do not show this again" option. To connect to the Transfer Client without seeing these messages in the future, you can select this option after confirming that Attachmate is the publisher.