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  • 1.  Data Encryption

    Posted 11-08-2019 09:56 AM
    Hi All,

    I am new to Automic tool and have few questions regarding object types JOBF and FTPJOB (RA FTP).

    1: as i go through the documentation, JOBF requires agent to be available on source and destination agents, however FTPJOB works without an agent installation. please confirm if this understanding is wrong.

    2: what are the scenarios to use these 2 object types.
    3: how data encryption works in both the cases.
    4: for JOBF, we only need Automic agent to be installed and for FTPJOB, we need RA FTP agent to be installed on AE server.
    is there any other requirement we need to fulfil to use them.
    5: in the FTPJOB template i see that SFTP can be used as protocol, what protocol JOBF uses?


  • 2.  RE: Data Encryption
    Best Answer

    Posted 11-20-2019 12:34 PM

    Hi Suhas,


    1. You're not completely off-base, but the FTPJOB (RA FTP) *does* require an Agent installation – it just doesn't need to be on the source or target machine. You can find a bit more information on this in the Community forum, such as here:

    2. It depends on your setup and what you require. JOBF has the requirement of an OS Agent on both the Source and Destination machine. The RA FTP Agent will require java. I know this doesn't completely answer the question, but hopefully it gets you started.

    3. Encryption is expanded on in the documentation here:

    and the system variable is documented here:

    4. You'll need to have the servers you want to connect to accessible via FTP, and have Connection Objects defined for where you wish to connect. For JOBF you'll need two OS Agents on the source and destination machines – for RA FTP, the Agent doesn't need to exist on the source or destination (it will use Connection Objects to reach the target systems).

    5. The JOBF uses a proprietary protocol for transfer. See this Community post:


    Hope this helps. Have a great day!

    [Sr. Systems Engineer]