Prerequisites for Creating a Connection

You must satisfy the following prerequisites for creating a connection with the FTP Adapter.

  • Ensure that you have write permissions on the FTP server directory to which to transfer files.

  • Ensure that you have read permissions on the FTP server directory from which to transfer files.

  • Know the host name or IP address and port number of the FTP server.

  • Know the user name and password for connecting to the FTP server.

  • If you want to use FTP over SSL, know the location of the FTP server certificate in PKCS12 format.

  • If you want to use secure FTP with a public key, know the location of the private key of the server and optionally the passphrase to access the private key. If you are using Secure FTP (sFTP) with HostKey-based authentication, know the location of hostkey to upload:

    • The default location of the RSA key is /etc/ssh on the server.

    • If you are using Oracle Managed File Transfer Cloud Service, download the host key from the Oracle Managed File Transfer Cloud Service console.

    • If you are using vsftpd, you will find the host key under /etc/ssh.