Resources

Resources You can predefine the server connections in GoAnywhere Director as reusable "Resources", which will save time and ensure quality when defining file transfers and other tasks within Projects. Instead of re-typing connection details for each task, the desired Resource can simply be selected from a drop-down list.

Resource definitions may include the server connection details, such as the host name of the server, port number, login credentials and preferences. Resources can be defined for Database servers, FTP and Secure FTP servers, Email servers, AS2 servers and HTTP/s servers, MQ Servers, Network shares and other types of servers.

For separation of duties, certain users can be authorized for creating and maintaining Resources. The properties for these Resources can be hidden from other unauthorized users, preserving the confidential connection information for your trading partners.

All Resource definitions are stored in GoAnywhere Director's central database. Any passwords specified for Resource authentication can be stored in encrypted form. Example:

GoAnywhere Director Resource Types

 AS2 Sever Connection for Sending Secure EDI AS2 Resources

  • AS2 (Applicability Statement 2)
 Database Resource for connecting to Oracle, DB2, SQL, and others Database Servers
  • DB2 on IBM i (iSeries, AS/400)
  • DB2
  • Derby
  • Informix
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Sybase
FTP Server for Standard and Secure File Transfer FTP Servers
  • Standard FTP
  • SFTP (FTP over SSH)
  • FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS)
  • SCP

HTTP Server for Standard and Secure Internet connections HTTP Servers

  • HTTP
  • HTTPS (HTTP over SSL/TLS)
Email Resource for sending and receiving standard or secure email Email Resources
  • POP3
  • IMAP
  • SMTP
MQ Server MQ / JMS Messaging
  • WebsphereMQ
  • SonicMQ
  • ActiveMQ
  • SwiftMQ
Network Share Network Shares
  • SMB/CIFS
IBM i Resource for connecting to IBM systems  IBM i Systems
 
When creating a Resource, specify a unique name and the settings for the Resource. For instance, if defining a FTP Resource, you would specify FTP connection settings such as its host name or IP address, User ID and password. Example:

FTP Server Resource

A Resource connection can be quickly verified by clicking on the "Test" button.


GoAnywhere Director can be installed onto Windows, Linux, IBM i, AIX (pSeries), UNIX, HP-UX, Mac OS and Solaris platforms.  IBM i is also referred to as System i, iSeries, as400, as/400 and i5.