Trigger File Based Workflows — that was easy!

Often we encounter customers who need to create a specific file-based workflow that consists of transferring files from one system to another, across any one of the numerous protocols that Diplomat MFT supports (FTP/S, SFTP, HTTP/S, and numerous Cloud Storage vendors) only when a file set has been fully generated.  For example, a genetic sequencing […]

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OpenPGP Keys Under Attack

It was bound to happen one day (though, admittedly, this is a “hindsight is 20/20” statement): the OpenPGP Standard Key Server implementation has fallen victim to attack. When the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Keyserver system allows anyone to affix changes (“attestations”) to a given key – and these never, ever get deleted. As a result, […]

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Changes to Java Licensing and how Diplomat MFT is affected

Java is a widely adopted computer programming language and runtime environment that powers many software applications – including Coviant Diplomat MFT. The Java platform was originally developed by Sun Microsystems in the mid-90’s, and Oracle Corporation acquired Sun Microsystems in early 2010. Throughout its history, Java has been freely available for people to build and […]

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Using SSH Client Keys and Host Keys

SSH client and host keys are used when an SFTP client attempts to connect and authenticate with an SFTP server.  Client keys authenticate the user connecting to an SFTP server. Host keys ensure that the SFTP client is connected to the correct SFTP server.   NOTE: Diplomat MFT always acts as the SFTP client. Using SSH […]

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SMS Notifications with Diplomat Managed File Transfer

Email notifications to business and IT personnel are a very important feature of Diplomat MFT Standard and Enterprise Editions.  Now, you can send SMS notifications either instead of or in addition to email notifications. Adding SMS Notifications to Diplomat MFT Transactions 1. Determine the cell carrier of the phone number to receive text messages.  Each […]

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Diplomat Managed File Transfer v8.0 Streamlines File Transfer Workflows

Diplomat MFT v8.0 streamlines file transfer workflows and provides deeper integration into customers’ business processes. “Diplomat MFT v8.0 adds many new features suggested by our larger customers,” says Pam Reid, CEO of Coviant Software.  “By observing our customers’ business processes, we have been able to implement features that streamline workflows that include file transfer jobs.” […]

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Can Cloud Storage Replace Existing FTP Servers?

Cloud storage is often promoted as an FTP alternative, but can it be an effective, easy-to-implement replacement for existing FTP processes? Cloud storage can seem like a great alternative to an FTP server. It offers a tantalizing list of benefits. No software to install, configure and manage.  Cost savings from pay-as-you-go pricing.  Built-in encryption at-rest. […]

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How to Zip Outgoing Files with Diplomat MFT Enterprise Edition

This tech tip explains how to zip files in Diplomat MFT Enterprise Edition before transferring the files. STEP 1: Locate the Commands panel with a field named Execute Before File Transfer Job at the bottom of the Diplomat MFT transaction screen. STEP 2:  Add a zip command to the file transfer job by entering a command like following into […]

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