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Does eCopy ShareScan support SFTP or FTPS?

We want to use the eCopy ShareScan QuickConnect connector and make a SFTP connection to another location. If we use 'WINscp or FileZilla' then we are able to connect to destination server. Can we use the QuickConnect connector with SFTP protocol?

Background:

FTPS (also known as FTP-ES, FTP-SSL and FTP Secure) is an extension to the commonly used File Transfer Protocol (FTP) that adds support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) cryptographic protocols.

SFTP is SSH File Transfer Protocol, an incompatible secure file transfer subsystem for the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol.

It is also different from Secure FTP, the practice of tunneling FTP through an SSH connection. Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTPS#Explicit If the eCopyShareScan is behind a firewall could be a problem as the firewall blocks the dynamic secondary port. It is explained at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTPS#Firewall_incompatibilities 

Answer:

ShareScan 5.4 supports the following:

  • FTP over SSL
  • SSH FTP

ShareScan 5.2, 5.1 and 5.0 supports only FTP over SSL.

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