Agents are computers on which the Signiant Agent software is installed. One of the Agents in your data transfer system is the Manager. As part of the Agent installation, the Certificate Authority running on the Manager signs an Agent's security certificate, allowing the Agent to take part in mutually-authenticated transfers.
The Manager supports communication with distributed Agents. These Agents are known by their hostname but can use multiple names if they are aliased or in a clustered or multi-Manager configuration.
For detailed installation and upgrade procedures, see Installing Agents.
You can edit Agent settings from the Agents List. The same settings can be applied to multiple Agents at once by selecting the Agents to edit and clicking Edit Multiple.
To add or edit an Agent:
Add or remove an Agent from an Agent Group.
Control user and group access to management objects. For information on enabling permissions, see Understanding Users.
Access rights enable communication between the Manager and the primary Agent, and between the primary Agent and secondary Agents. See Enabling Remote Access.
On the Network tab, you can define preferences such as protocol relays, source/destination port ranges, and tunnels to assist with firewall traversal. See Configuring Agent Network Settings.
When the Replicating Agent license is installed, the Replication tab is displayed. This tab allows you to specify a load balanced group of Agents to which transfers from the selected Agent will be replicated.
Note: All Agents in the replication group must have the same operating system.
To configure replication, select Enable Replication and move the Agent into the Load Balanced Replication Targets column.
Note: You can configure replication for multiple Agents in the Agents List. Select Add Relays, Tunnels and Replication Targets and the Relays tab.
You can add or remove CA certificates associated with the trusted Manager. You cannot remove the trust from the primary Manager.
Add or delete a Manager's trust by selecting the appropriate Manager and clicking Add or Delete.
If you are licensed to use the Web Transfer API, you can configure the Agent as a TAPI-enabled server. This allows the Agent to send and receive data to and from Web Transfer API clients.
To configure an Agent as a Web Transfer API enabled server:
Set the number of Concurrent Transfers the Agent can perform.
Set the Authentication method:
Note: Transfers authenticated by Signiant or SOAP are performed as the Agent default user and restricted to the Agent default directory under a specific sub-directory for that user.
Set the Agent's Process Event permissions:
To enable object storage for the Web Transfer API:
Select a Bucket Access Style:
Object Storage is only available for Red Hat/CentOS and macOS Agents. To use Agent object storage, click Enable S3 Compatible Object Storage. The number of available licenses is displayed and deprecates accordingly.
Transfers can only be accelerated with Flight Gateway if the object storage is AWS or Azure. To configure the Agent for Flight Gateway, click Enable Flight Gateway and enter your server details.
The Signiant Process Controller is a Linux server daemon or Windows service running on all hosts that participate in data transfers. It is responsible for connection security, i.e. authentication, authorization, data integrity, and encryption, and launching Agents to perform the data transfers. The Process Controller listens for connections and instructions, and must be running at all times in order for data transfers between Agents to occur. Turning on Process Controller Trace provides debugging functionality for each process started by the process controller.
Note: Turn on tracing under the direction of Signiant Support.
To configure trace specifications:
Select the transfer components for which you want to produce trace logs. Choose from:
Select the type of trace information you want to see. Choose from: