Setting Up SFTP Batches

You have multiple options for capturing data from your inspections using PAVE:

  1. API and Webhooks: You can utilize PAVE's robust API and Webhooks to integrate inspection data into your systems seamlessly. This allows for real-time data capture and immediate processing.

  2. SFTP Option: You can use the SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) option for specific scenarios. You can configure this directly from your enterprise dashboard, enabling you to schedule and transfer inspection data at your convenience.

  3. API Documentation: Refer to PAVE's API documentation to explore additional methods of integrating PAVE data into your systems. This documentation will provide comprehensive information on various integration options and techniques.

You can select the method that aligns best with your specific needs and system requirements to capture and utilize inspection data efficiently.

Before you start setting up your first SFTP batch, let's walk through the process by navigating to the SETTINGS and BATCHES sections. Here's what you need to do to familiarize yourself with the information required:

  1. Go to the SETTINGS section in your enterprise dashboard.

  2. Within SETTINGS, find the BATCHES option and click on it.

  3. Look for the green "+ CREATE NEW BATCH" button and click on it to set up a new batch.

  4. In the batch creation process, you will likely encounter options related to FTP (File Transfer Protocol). You can use the FTP toggle switch to understand the information you'll need to configure for SFTP-based batch transfers.

By following these steps, you'll be able to get the necessary details and settings for setting up your SFTP batch effectively.

Determining whether your SFTP endpoint requires only a password, an SSH private key, or both is a critical step in setting up your SFTP batch. Here's how to assess this:

  1. Password: If your SFTP server is configured to accept authentication through a username and password combination, you will need the SFTP username and password to establish the connection.

  2. SSH Private Key: If your SFTP server uses SSH key-based authentication, you will need to generate an SSH key pair. This pair typically consists of a private key (which you keep confidential) and a public key (which you provide to the server). Your SFTP server's administrator can guide you on how to upload or configure your public key for authentication.

  3. Both: Some SFTP servers may offer the option to use either a password or an SSH private key for authentication. In such cases, you can choose the method that aligns with your security and access requirements.

Please consult your SFTP server's documentation or contact your system administrator to figure out the authentication method needed for your specific SFTP endpoint. This information is crucial for a successful setup of your SFTP batch.

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