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Automated File Transfers

MOVEit Automation

MOVEit Automation is a service provided by Santa Clara University to automate the transfer of files from one system to another. Tasks configured in MOVEit Automation are configured with a file source where it can pick up one or multiple files. Processing or transformation of the file(s) can then take place before the file is delivered to one or more destinations. At each destination, the file can be named differently according to whatever naming convention is required.

To protect the files in-transit, we require that an encrypted protocol be used. Below is a list of the built-in host types that we will support:

  • UNC/CIFS (Windows share)
  • SFTP (we require SSH key based authentication)
  • Amazon S3
  • Azure Blob

Web services (such as a REST API) can also be used as a source or destination, but this will require custom scripting with PowerShell.

MOVEit Automation also supports PGP. The built-in PGP functionality allows for the encryption/decryption of files as well as signing and verifying file signatures. We maintain separate PGP keys for encrypting and signing. Our PGP keys are RSA 4096 and support the following algorithms (in order of preference):

  • Digest: SHA512
  • Cipher: AES256, AES192, AES128, CAST5
  • Hash: SHA512, SHA384, SHA256, SHA224, SHA1

For more information on setting up an automatic file transfer, please contact the Technology Help Desk.