Setting up an SFTP File Storage Server

The evaluation exercises in this guide use a configuration in which all services and file storage are on the same system. In an actual production environment you will generally want to configure a file storage server located securely within your internal network as shown below. This can be any UNIX or Windows SFTP-enabled SSH server.

File storage on back end server

The FileXpress Gateway installation package includes the Reflection for Secure IT Server for Windows, which you can install on your file storage server. Or you can use any existing SFTP server available in your network. You will need to know the name or IP address of the SFTP server, and obtain valid user credentials for logging on to this server.

To configure file storage on an SFTP server

  1. Log on to Gateway Administrator using the admin account
  2. Go to System > File Storage and select SFTP server.
  3. Enter values for Server and Port.
    • Click Retrieve to retrieve the host key for this server.
    • For UserID and Password, enter valid credentials on this server.
    • For Base directory, click Browse and select a location available to this user. By default, the base directory is set to a subdirectory called FileXpressGateway in the directory you select. This is not required; you can edit or delete this subdirectory name.
  4. Click Save.

After you make this change, files are transferred to and from the SFTP server using directories created within the specified base directory.

Transfer Client UI