File Server FAQ

Find answers to common questions about File Server and its capabilities in Oracle Integration Generation 2.

How can I find out if File Server is available to me?

File Server is available for new and existing Oracle Integration Generation 2 instances.

For current region availability for File Server, see Availability in Provisioning and Administering Oracle Integration and Oracle Integration for SaaS, Generation 2.

Is File Server enabled by default in Oracle Integration Generation 2?

Organizations choose if they want to enable it in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console. See Enable File Server.

How do I access File Server administration in Oracle Integration?

Access File Server administration through the Settings menu from the Oracle Integration home page. You must be an Oracle Integration administrator assigned the ServiceAdministrator role.

How can users connect to File Server?

Users can connect in these ways, depending on their role:

  • File Server Administration (administrators only)
  • SFTP client and SFTP command line interface
  • File Server REST APIs (administrators only)
  • Oracle Integration (via the FTP Adapter)

Where are File Server users and groups stored and how are they managed?

Users and groups are stored in Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS). Once configured in IDCS, File Server administrators can enable and configure them for File Server access.

What types of authentication are supported by File Server?

File Server supports:

  • Password
  • Open SSH Key based
  • Both

Where can I find log information for File Server?

  • For all File Server interactions done through an integration, view log information under Integrations monitoring options.

  • When accessing File Server from an SFTP client, you can view the logs in the client.

How many concurrent connections can I have to File Server?

You can have a maximum of 10 connections per service instance.

  • Example 1: 10 simultaneous connections from an SFTP client

  • Example 2:

    • 4 simultaneous connections from an SFTP client

    • 2 connections from the Integration FTP Adapter (1 for each FTP connection)

    • 4 connections from REST APIs

How are files in File Server protected?

Protection is provided through a combination of Public IP and Port (Public IP Address : Port). That combination is unique per service instance.

What is the total amount of storage allowed?

Each File Server service instance provides 500GB of storage.

What is the size limit on files uploaded or downloaded?

File size is not limited when uploading or downloading files from an SFTP client, although it is subject to allocated storage limits. However, files accessed in an integration are subject to Oracle Integration limits. In integrations, inline message payloads (such an XML string or a JSON string) are limited to 10MB, and files and attachments (such as SOAP attachments) can be up to 1GB.

What encryption options are available when reading files from and writing files to File Server?

When accessing files from File Server, you can leverage the encryption/decryption features supported by the FTP Adapter. The FTP Adapter supports Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption, which:

  • Enables you to encrypt a file that is being uploaded to remote FTP/SFTP servers using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) cryptography.
  • Enables you to decrypt a file that is being read or downloaded from a remote FTP/SFTP server using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) cryptography.

Learn more about the FTP Adapter encryption in FTP Adapter Encryption Decryption in Using the FTP Adapter with Oracle Integration.

Is File Server available in the Standard Edition of Oracle Integration?

Yes, File Server is available on both Standard and Enterprise Editions.

Is File Server access granted based on one of the predefined roles in Oracle Integration?

Yes, Oracle Integration users must be assigned the ServiceAdministrator role to grant access to File Server.

Can the file adapter be used with Oracle Integration's File Server?

No, the FTP Adapter must be used to access File Server in Oracle Integration.

Is File Server available in Oracle Integration for SaaS?

Yes, File Server is available in both Oracle Integration and Oracle Integration for SaaS, Generation 2.

Does File Server support IP allowlisting?

Allowlisting (explicitly allowing identified entities access) is not supported at this time.