Using bxp and SFTP
From All n One's bxp software Wixi
Although bxp has a pure SaaS front end, sometimes, especially for data heavy reasons, it can be better to use something stronger than HTTP.
So for heavy lifting / automated requests, an sftp account can be created.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. The S part adds secure. So for large files SFTP was purpose built for moving large files, HTTP wasn't.
2 SFTP uses in bxp
Pushing into bxp: If you're creating large amounts of material in an eCourse and they're videos, then the videos make most sense to upload via SFTP. Create_an_eCourse_through_SFTP
Pushing from bxp: If you want to automate retrieval of reports that were generated on a scheduled basis, this too is a good idea to do via SFTP. Data_Profiling_-_Customised_-_Management#Output_Options
Pushing into and from bxp: If there are processes for collating data, such as data you want to auto import / export, then SFTP is ideal. MetaData can work through SFTP MetaData_-_Retrieve
3 Pushing into bxp
3.1 How to interact with SFTP
Firstly you'll need a tool to work with SFTP. The world's most widely used tool for SFTP is FileZilla. Using_FileZilla_for_SFTP
The next bit you'll need is an account. Please contact email@example.com and we can get that set up for you.
3.2 The folder structure
Every client has their own structure which is secured just for their account.
|campaign||All the files in Contact History||Form_-_Contact_History|
|custom_via_sftp||Allows for mass management of the files in the web custom folder||The_Custom_folder_through_sFTP_management|
|data||Files uploaded for import||Form_-_Data_Import|
|data - images||All n One process folder for image upload||backend process|
|data - library||CUDAMyQuery Output location||Project_-_CUDA_and_MySQL|
|data - task||File attachments for the Task Management module||Retired module|
|ecourse||For eCourse creation||Create_an_eCourse_through_SFTP|
|filestorage||Storage for the Online File Storage module||Module_-_Online_File_Storage|
|images||Where images for avatars are uploaded to||Scenario_-_bxp_for_Gamification|
|metadata||Staging for retrieval and output of processes of MetaData||MetaData_-_Retrieve|
|retired||Storage of retired forms||Form_Retire_and_Restore|
|thumbnails||Where generated thumbnail images for avatars are stored||Scenario_-_bxp_for_Gamification|
4 Pushing from bxp
Where data is being pushed from bxp into an external sFTP account there are some setup steps required.
Accounts are managed from Main Menu > System Access Management > System Management > FTP Settings - Add | Edit | Test
These settings allow you to tell bxp where to go to find your sFTP account.
These functions are only for pushing from bxp. They are not for pushing INTO bxp. For "pushing into bxp via sFTP" please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or +353 1 429 4000
Once you have saved your sFTP details you can test the connection using the test functionality available to ensure connectivity is possible. For whitelisting rules for your sFTP server bxp will always present from the following IP addresses
If you need an SFTP account, then please get in touch and we'll get your details.