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chetanambi

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: How to transfer file password protected thru FTP
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Hi

I have a dataset in mainframe and want to send this file with password protected to a server. Let's say if file name on server is 'abcd.csv' and this file in the server should be password protected. I did searched on net and here in this group. But could not get it. Is it possible do this? Any pointers will be helppful.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject:
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You could ZIP the dataset with a password and then FTP it. You will have to tell the receiving end which password to use.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:42 am    Post subject:
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Hi Peter, Thanks a lot for quick reply.

So will the 'abcd.csv' file on server will be password protected? bear with me if I sound naive. Want to clarify.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:55 pm    Post subject:
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Data set protection on a mainframe uses the security package (such as RACF, TOP SECRET, ACF2) to define protected resources and who can access the protected resources. In wanting to password protect a file on another system, you need to break the problem into multiple parts:
1. Transfer the mainframe data set to the other system
2. Add password protection to the file on the other system

You cannot have data set protection on the mainframe and transfer that protection to another system (unless it is a z/OS system and shares the security package database). Other platforms do not have the same security packages as the mainframe.
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Data set protection on a mainframe uses the security package (such as RACF, TOP SECRET, ACF2) to define protected resources and who can access the protected resources.


I didn't read that in the PKZIP manual.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:01 pm    Post subject:
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I think the question comes down to whether or not the mainframe data set is already protected, or if the TS merely wants the copied file on the remote server to be password protected.
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and want to send this file with password protected to a server


That is quite clear to me.

PKZIP uses its own platform-wide encryption/decryption algorithms.
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I want to password protect the file before sending to server. Is it possible without using any packages like PKZIP etc.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply to: How to transfer file password protected thru FTP
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What do you mean by "password protect the file before sending to server"?

What server do you have that supports file-level passwords anyway?

You should be able to restrict access to a single user on a server. Why wouldn't that be good enough?

If you are somehow prevented from doing that, how about encrypting the file?

Otherwise you need a package that runs in both environments and supports passwords. Like PKZIP.
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