Adding Endpoints

An endpoint is a combination of a login account (an account on the node that has been configured for FASP file transfers) and a node address. For example, the endpoint userA@nodeA is User A's login account on Node A. Endpoints enable a user to create a transfer without entering login credentials. Sharing an endpoint with a user without login credentials allows that user to send or receive files without compromising security.

Wildcards can also be used within endpoints. For example, the wildcarded endpoint *@nodeA (interpreted as "all logins at node A") is automatically created when adding the node (in this case, nodeA) to Console. Using endpoints with wildcards, you can monitor all transfers on a given node as well as prompt for a specific login account when a user initiates a transfer on the node.

User-provided credentials are stored in the user's Saved Endpoints under the Preferences tab.
Tip: To use domain names as transfer endpoints, create an unmanaged node using a domain name, then add an Endpoint to this unmanaged node.
  1. Create a new endpoint.
    Go to Nodes. Click the edit link for the designated node. Next, click the Endpoints tab and click Add Endpoint.
  2. Enter the following information:
    Field Description
    Name Enter a descriptive name for this endpoint.
    Login Enter the login name of the node machine user.
    Password / SSH Key Authenticate the account with either a password or a saved public key. To authenticate by password, enter the account password. Otherwise, check Use SSH Key and select your uploaded key to authenticate with public key. To use public key authentication, you must have your SSH private key configured in Console. For instructions, on how to configure SSH keys in Console, see SSH Keys.
    Important: When using SSH key authentication, make sure that the key file on the node is not a shared key. On the node computer, the key file should be a "private" key in the specified user account.
    Email address Enter an email address to receive notifications of the transfer activity on this endpoint. This option accepts multiple email addresses.
  3. When finished, click Create.
    The created endpoint appears in the node's maintenance page under the Endpoints tab. If Password Saved is selected, the endpoint contains password information or an SSH key.
  4. Verify your endpoint connection works.
    In the list of endpoints, find this endpoint and click test. On the following page, click Test Connecting to Host. If successful, a confirmation message appears in green at the top of the page.
The endpoint is now configured and permitted users are not required to enter a password to use this endpoint. To edit or remove an endpoint, click edit or delete.