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Creating SFTP cloudlinks

Creating SFTP cloudlinks

Note: To create a new cloudlink, you need to have at least one B2B Directory entry.

> Creating new B2B Directory entries

To create a new SFTP cloudlink, follow these steps:

  1. Open the app B2B Directory.

  2. Open the menu item Cloudlinks > Own Cloudlinks.

  3. Click New.

  4. In the field B2B Directory Entry, select the entry from or to which messages should be sent.

  5. In the field Type, select SFTP.

  6. In the field Direction, the option Both is the default value because SFTP connections always include sending and receiving messages.

  7. In the field Usage, select how you want to use your cloudlink:

    • Content-Based: This is the default way of communicating with the SEEBURGER Cloud. It includes content-based routing as well as the new function metadata-based routing. With the option Content-Based, you can use all available functions of the Communication Service.
    • Published Address: The usage Published Address supports specific additional Cloud services like MaKo Cloud Service or Invoice Portal Cloud Service. If you are not using one of these services, select Content-Based.
  8. In the field SFTP User, a user name will be generated after you have created the cloudlink. You will need to enter the SFTP User in your SFTP client.

  9. In the field Password, create a password for this SFTP connection. You will need to enter this password in your SFTP client as well. Set a check mark in the field Display Password to make the entered password visible.

  10. In the field SSH Public Key, enter the key for authenticating your connection to the SEEBURGER SFTP server. You can create an SSH keypair using PuTTYgen.

    > Creating an SSH keypair with PuTTYgen

    Information: The key should be of the type DSA/RSA. The minimum key length is 2048 bit.
  11. In the field Path, click the link in your preferred language to download the data sheet for your SFTP connection for your respective service. In the datasheet, you will find the paths for incoming and outgoing messages in the fields Your outbox directory and Your inbox directory.

  12. In the field SEEBURGER Hostname, you will find the host name of the SEEBURGER Cloud to configure your connection to the SEEBURGER Cloud.

  13. In the field Time to live (minutes), enter the time after which messages will expire if they cannot be delivered to your routing partner. Your routing partners can find expired messages in the app B2B Routing if they are registered in the SEEBURGER Cloud. The default value is 5760 minutes which equals 4 days. Until the expiration date has been reached, the SEEBURGER Cloud will periodically retry to send your messages to your partner. This helps bridging outage times of your partner‘s system without manual intervention.

    Information: You will be informed about expired messages via email. You can configure the email notifications.
  14. In the field Error Alert E-Mail(s), enter the email addresses to which notifications in case of communication errors will be sent. Only notifications about communication errors concerning this cloudlink will be sent.

    Note: Multiple email addresses must be separated by a semicolon.
  15. In the field Comment, you can enter more details to specify this cloudlink.

  16. Click Next.

  17. In the field SSH Public Key, enter the key you have provided in step 10.

  18. Click Next.

  19. Click the link in your preferred language to download the data sheet and certificates for your SFTP connection to configure your connection to the SEEBURGER Cloud in your EDI system.

  20. Click Finish.

Your cloudlink is created.The SFTP user is now visible in the details of this cloudlink.Set up your connection to the SEEBURGER Cloud in your EDI system with the datasheet and certificates linked in step 19 before you activate the test service or the cloudlink.

Find more information here:

> Activating the test service

> Activating cloudlinks

> Setting up email notifications for errors and agreement changes