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  1. 1. Tumbleweed (Axway Secure Transport) Lesson 1(Intro) Rich Helton September 01, 2014
  2. 2. Disclaimer – For Educational Purposes • This training PowerPoint is in no means reproducing the documents that it may reference. • Which also means that the references may change at the owner’s will. • The purpose of this document’s original intent was for training purposes only. • I offer no personal support of this document and release it “as is” with no commercial intent.
  3. 3. What is Axway’s Tumbleweed? • A Managed File Transfer that has a dynamic SFTP Server for users to register themselves, as well as Events and Actions to schedule the movement of files or conditions to execute programs. • Tumbleweed is the same as Axway's Secure Transport
  4. 4. Tumbleweed Components
  5. 5. What is Tumbleweed… • Tumbleweed is a Web Server that can also be re-directed to accept SFTP for uploads and downloads of files. ons • The server also has rules, or triggered workflows, that can be triggered for conditions based on values of time, conditions if the file’s exist, and other events. • Based on these events, the rules can execute actions, such as downloading a file, or moving a file. • These events can be extended in its Java or Linux/CygWin environment.
  6. 6. Feature & Benefits… • Industry Governance – Highly used by JPMorgan and Bank of America. • Host files in secure mailboxes or folders. These files can use repository encryption. • Ease of use with administration functionality. • Utilization of existing identity store, such as Active Directory. • Supports end-to-end reporting and monitoring.
  7. 7. More Feature & Benefits… • Guaranteed Delivery of files. • Transferring Scheduling. • Database Support. • Web admin and configuration.
  8. 8. Example File Tracking
  9. 9. Example Server Log
  10. 10. Example Viewing Certs
  11. 11. Pieces… • Tumbleweed uses Tomcat as a front-end JSP/Servlet Java Web Server. • For database storage, it uses MySQL, or can Oracle. • For external commands, it will use a Linux/CygWin environment. • These are very standard Java Enterprise components that Tumbleweed was based on.
  12. 12. CygWin
  13. 13. CYGWIN CygWin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Tumbleweed uses it to run commands from Tomcat, such as a “runas” and to run pearl scripts in its Unix-like environment. Tumbelweed also uses it’s command environment to run Linux commands like “>mysql” for MySQL interaction. Cygwin runs Windows applications. These applications can be developed in the C/C++ Windows compilers provided by CygWin. Tumbleweed could easily run in Linux.
  14. 14. Commands Tumbleweed uses CygWin external commands to run executables and command lines in the CygWin Unix environment. For executables, it will typically use the “runas” command in its actions and events, which can be saved in XML form for review. Java will just execute the commands from Tomcat:
  15. 15. Events Tumbleweed uses Events, based on rules, to run these actions. Events could be if a file is found, a timer is reached, or other conditions are met.
  16. 16. CYGWIN Cygwin runs Windows applications, these applications can be developed in the C/C++ Windows compilers provided by CygWin. For .NET Applications in CygWin, Mono is used, which is the same compiler for running .NET in Linux. See /thread/21c4fddf-fc2e-434b-802c-04d7b2b89700
  17. 17. Programming in CygWin For Programming in CygWin, there is Java, C, and C++. The GCC and GCC++ compilers are normally included in the Cygwin installation, as well as Java. For details in programming CygWin, see programming.html .
  18. 18. MySQL
  19. 19. What is MySQL MySQL is the world’s most used Open Source database There are many command line and GUI tools including the MySQL workbench. See same link. A set of MySQL books for queries, setups, functions and programming can be found at For Java, the most common ways of connecting to MySQL is by using the Java Database Connector (JDBC) or the Hibernate framework.
  20. 20. Looking through the schema Now that the database is MySQL, you can use the MySQL Workbench on the database,
  21. 21. If we install MySQL We are going to install MySQL. A free Open Source database that can run as a service and is more relational for production use is the MySQL database. See .  Install MySQL from Here is an example to create the myTestAppDB: mysql> create database myTestAppDB character set utf8; Here is an example to create user “myUser” password “XXXXXXXX” mysql> CREATE USER ‘myUser’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘XXXXXXXX’; mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO ‘jirauser’@’localhost’ WITH GRANT OPTION;
  22. 22. Tomcat
  23. 23. Tomcat • Tomcat can be downloaded , and is a Servlet Container that can run Java Objects. • This is an Open Source Java Web Server from Apache, others include Apache Geronimo, JBoss, Oracle WebLogic and many more. • Tomcat has a startup.bat or startup shell to start the server. • After it starts, it can be accessed using • Many of the deployments will be deployed in the /WebApps/ directory as a WAR (Web Archive) file, similar to a JAR (Java Archive) file. See
  24. 24. Tomcat Tomcat is a Servlet and Java Server Pages Container developed by Apache, reference and . It provides a Java HTTP Server to run Java code. Catalina is Tomcat’s servlet container. A Servlet container is a Java class that responds to HTTP requests. A HTTP request is an HTTP page that will call Java code and execute an action running on the Tomcat Server. The Tomcat server may be started with a startup script and use different ports so that many servers may be provide different services.
  25. 25. Tomcat Directory
  26. 26. Tomcat Directory bin  Directory containing the scripts and Tomcat JAR files. conf  The properties and XML files that configure the server, including ports, Admin ports, database connections, etc. lib  The supporting JAR files needed to run Tomcat. logs  Log files that are written during runtime and startup. webapps  Any WAR files that contain the web applications. WAR files are similar to JAR files except they also contain the Web pages, like JSPs and Servlets. This is where the Flex applications will be stored.
  27. 27. Tomcat Management Interface • Tomcat has a management interface for loading new applications,
  28. 28. SFTP Testing
  29. 29. Tumbleweed SFTP Interface  Tumbleweed has a built-in SFTP client that can be used to download files at certain times.  Here’s an example of its use:
  30. 30. A Java SFTP Client  We can test the server by ensuring a Java SFTP client works, it can be tested from the website http://j-ftp. and start J-FTP fro the Java Web Start, and login to the local server:
  31. 31. FreeSSHD  A Windows free SFTP server and telnet server is FreeSSHD found at .
  32. 32. More on Benefits
  33. 33. Repository Encryption
  34. 34. Configuring for Active Directory
  35. 35. Generating PGP Keys
  36. 36. Send with PGP Encryption(Encrypt File As)
  37. 37. FTP Stats with Axways' Sentinal
  38. 38. FTP Overview with Axways' Sentinal
  39. 39. Conclusion
  40. 40. Tumbleweed  Tumbleweed is a Java product based on common Java Architecture.  It has a rules-engine to handle events.  It handles is both a dynamic SFTP server and handles SFTP client processes  It is rcommended by banks as it supports transferring in PGP as well  It supports repository encryption