We are looking for options to read data from secure FTP server by PI UFL interface. Does PI UFL interface supports reading data from SFTP? Thanks.
Does latest UFL connector( 18.104.22.168) includes support for SFTP? Thanks.
Questions related to production Interfaces, like PI Interface for Universal File and Stream Loading (UFL), are better discussed in the PI Connectors and PI Interfaces forum.
Enhancement request 26337OSI8 - Consider taking data from FTP servers (new PlugIn) indicates this question was raised earlier. On the other hand, there's already a PI Connector for UFL release. PI Connectors are the new Asset Based version of PI Interfaces. Looking into PI Connector for UFL User Guidehttps://techsupport.osisoft.com/Downloads/File/09b1f259-4951-4e27-9c65-0fcd71b90654I don't see any reference to FTP or SFTP
As it turns out, we are adding ability for FTP and secure FTP as channels for input to the PI Connector for UFL. We have been hearing that request from several customers. Thanks for adding in your feedback!
We don't yet have a schedule for that release but I wanted to let you know we are working on it. Stay tuned to the product roadmap on the TechSupport site for updates.
I recently blogged about a new beta available for the PI Connector for UFL. Unfortunately, we were unable to include FTP or sFTP channels in this version (1.1). There is significant concern in the security community over the older FTP protocol. I wonder if the new REST client data channel will help those of you who were looking for a FTP data channel? I'd be interested in hearing feedback from all of you who were interested in UFL getting data via FTP.
We have so far decided not to pursue adding this feature of retrieving files from SFTP directly. Our security advisors brought up many concerns. Would a workaround as suggested by Roger Palmen later in this thread work for you?
Not adressing the security issues with either FTP nor sFTP, a typical approach is to schedule a piece of powershell script to pull the data from FTP/sFTP and push that into the UFL. Either by file (UFL interface) or REST (UFL Connector).
Retrieving data ...