Configure a Transfer to the Document Depot

In this procedure, you'll configure the Reflection for Secure IT server running on the gateway to manage transfers to and from the document depot.

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Before you begin

  • Confirm that a Secure Shell server is installed and running on the host that will serve as your document depot and that SFTP is enabled. (SFTP is enabled by default on Reflection for Secure IT servers.)
  • Confirm the DNS name or IP address for this host and know the port being used for Secure Shell connections (22 is the default).
  • Confirm the name and password of a valid account on this host. This user account will provide access to file system on the document depot.


To configure transfers to and from a directory on the document depot

  1. On the gateway server, start the Reflection for Secure IT server console. (Start > All Programs > Attachmate Reflection > Reflection SSH Server Configuration.)
  2. From the Configuration tab, click SFTP Directories in the left panel, then and click Add.
  3. For Virtual directory, enter Test. This is the directory name that users will see when they run the Transfer Client.
  4. Select Remote SFTP server. This opens the Remote SFTP Server Connection dialog box.

    Note: The "Remote SFTP server" you configure here is your document depot.

  5. For Host, specify the name or IP address of the host that will serve as your document depot. The port for the connection to this server is set to 22 by default. Edit this if your Secure Shell server uses a different port.
  6. Under Host key, click Retrieve. Reflection for Secure IT connects to the Secure Shell server running on the document depot, retrieves the host public key and displays a confirmation box. Click OK to accept this key and then close the Get Public Key dialog box.

    This key is used to confirm the host identity in subsequent connections, ensuring that documents are transferred to the correct host.

  7. Under Authentication, for Remote SFTP username and Password, enter the credentials of the user account that will provide access to the file system on the document depot.
  8. Under Remote base directory, click Browse. This opens a browse dialog box showing directories available to the user you specified. (The directories available depend on this user's privileges and on how the SFTP server is configured.) Browse to select the directory you want to make available to your external user and click OK. The directory you select is entered in the Path field.
  9. Click Test Connection. You should see a message saying that the connection was successful.

    Note: The Test Connection dialog box includes a Details button. You can use the information provided to troubleshoot.

  10. Close the dialog boxes and return to the SFTP Directories pane.
  11. In the SFTP Directories pane:
    • Set the User login directory to the virtual directory you just created, for example /Test. You'll see a warning message about changing the user key directory. Because you are using password authentication and not user keys, this is not a concern and you can click Yes to proceed.
    • Disable the default Home directory by clearing the Allow checkbox.
  12. Save your settings (File > Save Settings).

Related Topics

Configure Access to Files and Directories