An FTP(S) Endpoint allows an FTP server to act as a source or destination for data transfer. If your partner has an FTP Server, you can use an FTP(S) Endpoint to connect to it as a client. CIC supports both FTP and FTPS.
The FTP(S) Endpoint has the following attributes.
||Specify the kind of encryption to use.
||The command and data ports are both initially clear-text. Then, when an AUTH command is issued, both ports are secure. When you select this value, the Authorization Type field displays.
||The command and data ports are both secure always.
||Both command and data ports are both clear-text always.
||This field is displayed only when you select Explicit FTPS in the Encryption Mode field.
Choose from the following:
||Use the SSL protocol without protecting the data connection.
||Use the SSL protocol and explicitly protect the data connection.
||Use the TLS protocol without implicitly protecting the data connection.Explicit FTPS
||Use the TLS protocol and implicitly protect the data connection.
||Enter either a fully qualified domain name (recommended) or an IP address and a port number.
Port number 21 is standard for plain FTP and explicit FTPS.
Port number 990 is standard for implicit FTPS.
|The credentials used to log in to this Endpoint.
Account is optional.
||Attributes that pertain to how data is passed between the FTP client and FTP server.
||Choose ASCII or Binary.
ASCII mode will change end-of-line characters when transferring across Windows and non-Windows systems.
||Sets the default behavior for opening data port connections between the FTP client and FTP server.
||Causes the client to listen for a connection from the server during data transfers.
||Causes the server to listen for a connection from the client during data transfers. The server indicates the IP address and port number. The FTP server will cycle through port numbers, usually a subset of 1024-65535.
|Use Command Address
||This field is displayed only when you select Passive in the Data Mode field.
Indicates the IP address specified by the server should be ignored and the command port address should be used instead. (This might be necessary if the server is advertising an internal rather than an external IP address.)