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Status Not under consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 10, 2022

PAM Authentication

FileInput, FileRead and FileOutput nodes in sftp authentication method just have password auth, but there is another authentication methods like PAM auth, right now Im try to pull some files but the server sftp auth is PAM so the flow fails because the auth method in IBM ACE is password.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Nov 25, 2022

    RFE Review. Thank you for taking the time to submit this idea for enhancement. Unfortunately on this occasion it has been decided that we won't be taking this idea forward as a business priority. The File nodes are based upon the open source JSch library, which does not provide a PAM facility so unfortunately the difficulty of implementation combined with the very rare nature of this request means we won't be making this change. Existing file node support alternatives include either user/password or alternatively an identity file in PEM format which can be used in conjunction with a pass-phrase for decryption of the identity file.