Signiant Agent software enables accelerated file transfers between distributed systems coordinated by a Manager. As part of installation, the Manager generates a
sigsetup.inf file to link the Agent and Manager using the Certificate Authority, ensuring secure transfers between systems or object storage.
Note: The Manager includes Agent software as part of its installation and can also be used as an Agent.
The Manager can communicate with distributed Agents across a network. Each Agent is listed with their hostname and any aliases assigned to an Agent as part of a multi-Manager deployment.
Agent software is provided directly from the Manager on the Administration > Agents > Install page. Once an Agent bundle is added, the installer becomes available for download.
All Agent installations require a
sigsetup.inf file in a directory that can be accessed by the installer.
For detailed installation and upgrade procedures, see Installing Agents.
Navigate to Administration > Agents > List to access the Agents List.
The Agent List displays all of the Agents associated with the Manager, including the Agent versions, associated organizations, platforms, and other details.
The Agents List allows you to:
Edit an Agent's configuration by selecting it on the Agents list and clicking Edit.
To edit more than one Agent at a time, select the Agents, and click Edit Multiple, or click Edit Multiple and use the prompts to select Agents by platform, organization, or group.
Note: Retaining logs indefinitely impacts Manager performance.
Add or remove an Agent from an Agent Group.
Control user and group access to management options. 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.
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.
Object storage allows the Agent to work with Object Mover jobs, allowing transfers to an object storage provider.
Enabling Flight Gateway allows you to perform accelerated transfers to and from cloud object storage using Flight Gateway. Flight Gateway can be installed on the Agent itself, or another system that is accessible by fully qualified domain name or IP.
Note: By default, Flight Gateway runs on port 8443.
Enabling S3 Compatible Storage allows you to create object mover jobs with on-premises or cloud based S3 storage providers.
The Trace tab allows advanced debugging of the Signiant Process Controller, which is responsible for connection authentication, authorization, data integrity, encryption, and launching Agents to perform the data transfers.
The Process Controller listens for connections and instructions, and must be running for data transfers between Agents to occur. Turning on Process Controller Trace provides debugging 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:
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.
Note: A Web Transfer API license is not required to use the Manager+Agents REST API.
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: