Secure Mail API

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wscmtts

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Post by wscmtts » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:42 pm
Good afternoon,

we have one installation of GoAnywhere Services and GoAnywhere Director on a different server.

We're considering Secure Mail for the Services instance (located in the DMZ).

A great argument would be if an automated system (no user in front of a screen) would be able to send mails via the Secure Mail function of GAS. We're not lookig for what GAD offers as secure mail (GPG encryption), we're lokoing for the functinoality where the server sends download links to the recipients.

Possibility a)
GAD picks up the files and a mail text and sends them via API to GAS. I could find a possibility to remote control Secure Mail from Director.

Possibility b)
Java API. The Java API seems to offer the same functionality as the command line interface. I could not find possibility to send Secure mails via gacmd.

Possibility c)
There is an Outlok plugin. This plugin somehow manages to remote control Secure Mail.

Is the API which is used by the Outlook plugin documented in a way so that we could forward the documentation to the service provider which programs the interfaces for this automated system?
How can I get hold of this documentation?

Any help is appreciated.


Kind regards,
Wolfram Schmidt

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Post by Support_Rick » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:19 pm
Wolfram,

This functionality is already in the product.

GAD has Resource connections for GHTTPS servers. This allows you to connect to the GAS Server just for this type of Secure Mail Transfer.

In basic terms, you could have a GAD workflow (Called by a Monitor, Scheduled job, External API Call, etc) executed that Reads data from a DB Table, then sends a Secure Mail link out (through GAS) to the email associated to the record read from the table. Then, attach any document to that and send it just like you would if you were sitting in front of a screen.

Any of this can be automated between GAD and GAS.

And, the newer versions (5.0+) combine the GAS and GAD features into a single user interface. Allowing for this to happen within the same server, instead of separated connections.

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wscmtts

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Post by wscmtts » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:17 pm
Rick,

thank you very much. I found it. I'm not a power user and only have developed two tiny file transfer projects.

I'll give it a try when we have got the license.

We have Services 5.2 in the DMZ and Director 5.1 (to be upgraded) internally, they can't be on the same system. this would require adding the gateway product.

Nevertheless a direct API would be nice, because using director means someone has to develop a project and we have an additional component that can fail.

Kind regards,
Wolfram

wscmtts

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Post by wscmtts » Wed May 18, 2016 10:54 am
So ...
meanwhile my colleagues who would be high volume users through their automated processes have come up with their own solution. It is mainly for automated use, but has a sinple Web GUI, not as featureful as Secure Mail, but not far from sufficient for simple uses. It is only a prototype, but if I can't offer them an API like Outlook or GaDirector is using to send Secure Mails, I'll loose them and will have difficulites selling the product to the rest oft the company ...

So, is there any chance getting a documentation for the API?

Best Regards,
Wolfram
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