Sterling File Gateway
Sterling File Gateway
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This edition applies to Version 2 Release 1 of IBM Sterling File Gateway and to all subsequent releases and
modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions.
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Chapter 1. Overview . . . . . . . . . 1
About IBM Sterling File Gateway . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
About the Web Application myFileGateway . . . . 2
Role of the Partner in myFileGateway . . . . . . 2
Access myFileGateway . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Change Your Password . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 2. Use myFileGateway . . . . . 5
Send a File Using myFileGateway . . . . . . . . 5
Retrieve a File Using myFileGateway . . . . . . 5
Search for File Activity in myFileGateway . . . . . 5
Generate Reports in myFileGateway . . . . . . . 6
Subscribe to Notifications . . . . . . . . . . 8
About Event Codes for Partners . . . . . . . . 9
Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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iv Sterling File Gateway: myFileGateway
Chapter 1. Overview
About IBM Sterling File Gateway
IBM® Sterling File Gateway is an application for transferring files between partners
using different protocols, file naming conventions, and file formats.
Sterling File Gateway utilizes the Sterling B2B foundation, which includes IBM
Sterling B2B Integrator, Sterling Standards, and the Sterling platform, to deliver
capabilities similar to those found in Sterling Advanced File Transfer and IBM
Sterling Connect:Enterprise® for UNIX, while adding new features and
Use Sterling File Gateway for movement of large and high-volume file transfers,
with end-to-end visibility of file movement in a process-oriented and
highly-scalable framework that alleviates file transfer challenges, such as protocol
and file brokering, automation, and data security.
Sterling File Gateway supports integration with Sterling B2B Integrator Mailbox,
IBM Sterling Control Center, IBM Sterling Secure Proxy, Sterling Connect:Enterprise
for UNIX server products, and IBM Sterling Connect:Direct®.Sterling File Gateway,
which is delivered atop the Sterling B2B Integrator platform with a unique
application URL, provides single sign-on access to the Sterling B2B Integrator
administrative console through menu selection.
Sterling File Gateway provides many features:
v File/File name Transformations – Mapping of input to output file names;
system-wide, group, and partner-specific policies; common file processing tasks
such as compression/decompression, PGP encryption/decryption, and signing.
v File Transfer Visibility – Events are recorded for monitoring and reporting;
detailed tracking for input-output file structure processing and dynamic route
determination; ability to view and filter Sterling File Gateway data flows for all
v Replay/Redeliver – One click replay/redeliver capability that allows users to
reprocess a transmission from the beginning or to resend just the processed file
to a specific delivery destination.
v Notifications – Partners and operators can subscribe to be notified about events
v Predefined business processes – Define common behaviors in file-transfer
scenarios, reducing the need for customization.
v Extensibility – Custom event codes, protocols, facts, and consumer identification
policies can be added to support unique scenarios.
v Broad Communications Protocol Support – FTP, FTP/S, SSH/SFTP, SSH/SCP,
and Sterling Connect:Direct are supported upon installation, and additional
protocols (such as AS2, AS3, or Odette FTP) may be configured through use of
the extensibility feature.
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v Partner Interface (myFileGateway) – Web browser-based interface that enables
partners to upload/download files, subscribe to notifications of events, manage
passwords, search and view file transfer activity, and generate reports about file
v Flexible Mailbox Structures – Ability to specify mailbox structures that leverage
pattern matching policies and specify attributes that must be true of all partners
or a subset of partners
v Dynamic Routing – Consumer derived at run-time, either through mailbox
structure, file name, business process-derived consumer name, or map-derived
v Partner Onboarding – Easy-to-use graphical user interface to onboard partners
and configure the various combinations of communication protocols to enable
Sterling File Gateway operations.
About the Web Application myFileGateway
Partners send and retrieve files from the Web application myFileGateway. To log in
to myFileGateway, a valid user account is required. This user account is created
when a Route Provisioner onboards the Partner.
From within myFileGateway, Partners can:
v Upload or download files.
v Search for routes they participated in.
v View recent activity and status for file transfers they participated in.
v Generate reports for activity they participated in.
v Change their password.
v Subscribe to notifications.
Role of the Partner in myFileGateway
Partners can be internal or external.
Partner users can:
v Upload files to myFileGateway
v Download files from myFileGateway
v View the status of file transfers they participate in
v Choose events to be notified about when the events occur
v Manage their own password
v Generate reports
A System Admin must establish an account for a Partner before the Partner can
About this task
To access myFileGateway:
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1. Obtain the URL for myFileGateway from the System Admin.
2. Disable pop up blocker in your browser.
3. Log in to myFileGateway with the user name and password supplied by the
Note: Administrative users of Sterling File Gateway cannot access
Change Your Password
You can change your password at any time, and you must change your password
if prompted at login.
About this task
To change your password:
1. From the main menu, select Profile > Password.
2. Enter your current password.
3. Enter your new password in accordance with the policy set by your System
4. Retype the new password to confirm it.
5. Click Save.
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4 Sterling File Gateway: myFileGateway
Chapter 2. Use myFileGateway
Send a File Using myFileGateway
About this task
To send a file:
1. In myFileGateway, click on the Upload tab.
2. Select the mailbox path where the file should be dropped off.
3. Enter the name and location of the file or browse to the file to be uploaded.
Restriction: You cannot drag-and-drop the file. Upload one file at a time.
4. If you want to rename the file, enter the new file name.
5. Click Send.
Note: Depending on the size of the file and the rate of transfer, you may have
to wait for the file transfer to complete.
Retrieve a File Using myFileGateway
In myFileGateway, Partners retrieve a file from a mailbox.
About this task
To retrieve a file:
1. From myFileGateway, click on the Download tab.
2. Select a file from the list of files. Only files you have permission to download
are provided in the list.
Restriction: You cannot drag-and-drop the file. Download one file at a time.
3. Select whether to open or save the file.
4. To save the file, browse to the location for the file to be saved. Select the
location and click Save.
Remember: During the file transfer, if you click Cancel, the transfer may or
may not be stopped, depending on the size of the file and rate of transfer. Click
Refresh to see if the file is still available for download.
Search for File Activity in myFileGateway
Search for file activity to view details about the events that occurred during
About this task
You can only view the activity of files you are the producer or consumer for. The
events you can view for the file depend on whether you are the producer or the
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consumer, and will typically differ from the events that an administrative use can
1. On the Search Criteria tab, enter the basic search criteria.
2. For Producer, indicate if you want to search for activity related to files sent to
you by a specific producer.
3. For Consumer, indicate if you want to search for activity related to files you
sent to a specific consumer.
4. For Status, select Started, Succeeded, or Failed. Leave blank to search for
routes with any status.
5. For Protocol, select from: FTP, SFTP, Connect:Direct, or In Mailbox. Use In
Mailbox to search for routes that have not been retrieved. Leave this field
blank to search for routes using any protocol.
6. For Original File Name, type the full or a portion of the file name of the file
before processing. This field is case-sensitive. Only those files containing the