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. FileXpress users can include both:

  • External users

    These users do not have domain credentials in your organization. FileXpress transfer site administrators can add external users to the FileXpress database by filling in complete information or by triggering email notification that enables users to set their own passwords. In a typical deployment these are customers or business partners.

  • Internal users

    Users who have domain credentials within your organization. FileXpress administrators can configure LDAP integration with your Windows domain to enable these users to log in to FileXpress using their domain credentials.

To configure the FileXpress Secure Shell Proxy

  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.

    Note: Gateway Administrator host is set to "localhost" by default. If you installed all FileXpress Gateway services on the same computer, you can leave the default value. If you decided to test on multiple systems, you need to edit this to specify the name of the host running Gateway Administrator.

  3. 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.