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  • alfonso Offline
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HTTPS service

Post by alfonso »

Is there a way to download files from a GoAnywhere HTTPS Service directly without having to use the web interface?

Something like:

GET https://goanywhere-server/user/inbound/file.txt
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Re: HTTPS service

Post by administrator »

In GoAnywhere Services 2.5.0 and higher you can provide links to users that will download specific files. The user would still need to authenticate but the link will take them to a simple interface where they can download the file specified in the URL.

The URL would look like the following:

[hostName] - This should be replaced with your domain or IP address for GoAnywhere Services.

[:portNumber] - If you are using an IP address and the Web Client is not using the default port 443.

[relativeFilePath] - This is the file path once the user logs in. If they have file.txt in their home directory the relativeFilePath would be 'file.txt'. If the file is in a subdirectory like 'outbound' the path would be 'outbound/file.txt'.

[?u=userName] - If you decide to pass in a user name the login page will only prompt the user for a password. Without this parameter the login will ask for user name and password.

Examples URLs:

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  • whittssg Offline
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Re: HTTPS service

Post by whittssg »

Is there anyway to do this for an entire folder? So you pass in the folder name instead of a filename and all files within that folder start to download?

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Re: HTTPS service

Post by Support_Rick »

Sorry, that isn't an option. It must be a relative or implicit path to the filename to download.
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Re: HTTPS service

Post by reamon »

An 8 year old thread, though I have the same question. Can a file be retrieved with single HTTP GET method call, using basic auth to authenticate? Using https://(hostname)/webclient/download/(filename) and passing the Authorization header results in an HTML form being returned prompting for a password. The desire is for download via HTTP without any UI interaction. Is a different URL path needed? Is there a web user config setting?

Info: GoAnywhere MFT 6.0.4
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Re: HTTPS service

Post by Support_Tim »

Hi raemon,
It is possible to bypass the password prompt if you use only certificate authentication.
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