dw.net
Class SFTPClient
Object
dw.net.SFTPClient
The SFTPClient class supports the SFTP commands GET, PUT, DEL, MKDIR, RENAME, and LIST. The transfer of files can be text or binary.

Note: when this class is used with sensitive data, be careful in persisting sensitive information.

An example usage is as follows:

 
  var sftp : SFTPClient = new dw.net.SFTPClient();
  sftp.connect("my.sftp-server.com", "username", "password");
  var data : String = sftp.get("simple.txt");
  sftp.disconnect();
 
 

The default connection timeout depends on the script context timeout and will be set to a maximum of 30 seconds (default script context timeout is 10 seconds within storefront requests and 15 minutes within jobs).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you can make an outbound SFTP connection, the SFTP server IP address must be enabled for outbound traffic at the Commerce Cloud Digital firewall for your POD. Please file a support request to request a new firewall rule.

Constants
MAX_GET_FILE_SIZE  :  Number = 209715200
The maximum size for get() methods returning a File is 200 MB.
MAX_GET_STRING_SIZE  :  Number = 10485760
The maximum size for get() methods returning a String is 10 MB.
Properties
connected  :  boolean  (Read Only)
Identifies if the SFTP client is currently connected to the SFTP server.
errorMessage  :  String  (Read Only)
The error message from the last SFTP action.
timeout  :  Number
The timeout for this client, in milliseconds.
Constructor Summary
SFTPClient()
Constructor.
Method Summary
addKnownHostKey(type : String, key : String) : void
Adds a known public host key for the next connection attempt.
cd(path : String) : boolean
Changes the current directory on the remote server to the given path.
connect(host : String, user : String, password : String) : boolean
Connects and logs on to a SFTP server and returns a boolean indicating success or failure.
connect(host : String, port : Number, user : String, password : String) : boolean
Connects and logs on to a SFTP server and returns a boolean indicating success or failure.
del(path : String) : boolean
Deletes the remote file on the server identified by the path parameter.
disconnect() : void
The method first logs the current user out from the server and then disconnects from the server.
get(path : String) : String
Reads the content of a remote file and returns it as a string using "ISO-8859-1" encoding to read it.
get(path : String, encoding : String) : String
Reads the content of a remote file and returns it as a string using the specified encoding.
get(path : String, encoding : String, file : File) : boolean
Reads the content of a remote file and creates a local copy in the given file using the passed string encoding to read the file content and using the system standard encoding "UTF-8" to write the file.
getBinary(path : String, file : File) : boolean
Reads the content of a remote file and creates a local copy in the given file.
getConnected() : boolean
Identifies if the SFTP client is currently connected to the SFTP server.
getErrorMessage() : String
Returns the error message from the last SFTP action.
getFileInfo(path : String) : SFTPFileInfo
Returns a SFTPFileInfo objects containing information about the given file/directory path.
getTimeout() : Number
Returns the timeout for this client, in milliseconds.
list() : SFTPFileInfo[]
Returns a list of SFTPFileInfo objects containing information about the files in the current directory.
list(path : String) : SFTPFileInfo[]
Returns a list of SFTPFileInfo objects containing information about the files in the remote directory defined by the given path.
mkdir(path : String) : boolean
Creates a directory
put(path : String, content : String) : boolean
Puts the specified content to the specified path using "ISO-8859-1" encoding.
put(path : String, content : String, encoding : String) : boolean
Put the given content to a file on the given path on the SFTP server.
putBinary(path : String, file : File) : boolean
Put the content of the given file into a file on the remote SFTP server with the given absolute path.
removeDirectory(path : String) : boolean
Deletes the remote directory on the server identified by the path parameter.
rename(from : String, to : String) : boolean
Renames an existing file.
setIdentity(keyRef : KeyRef) : void
Sets the identity (private key) to use for the next connection attempt.
setTimeout(timeoutMillis : Number) : void
Sets the timeout for connections made with the SFTP client to the given number of milliseconds.
Methods inherited from class Object
Constructor Detail
SFTPClient
public SFTPClient()
Constructor.

Method Detail
addKnownHostKey
addKnownHostKey(type : String, key : String) : void
Adds a known public host key for the next connection attempt.

This method associates the key to the host used in the subsequent connect method, and must be called prior to connect. The key is not persisted, and is only associated to this instance of the SFTP client.

Multiple keys may added, and the validation will succeed if the remote host matches any of them.

The default behavior is to persist and trust an unknown host key if there are no known host keys available. If addKnownHostKey is later used to trust specific a specific key or keys, then any previously persisted keys will be ignored.

Parameters:
type - Type of the host key, such as ssh-rsa
key - Public host key, in the same format as OpenSSH.

cd
cd(path : String) : boolean
Changes the current directory on the remote server to the given path.
Parameters:
path - the new current directory
Returns:
true if the directory change was okay

connect
connect(host : String, user : String, password : String) : boolean
Connects and logs on to a SFTP server and returns a boolean indicating success or failure.
Parameters:
host - Name of the SFTP sever
user - User name for the login
password - Password for the login
Returns:
true when connection is successful, false otherwise.

connect
connect(host : String, port : Number, user : String, password : String) : boolean
Connects and logs on to a SFTP server and returns a boolean indicating success or failure.
Parameters:
host - Name of the SFTP sever
port - Port for SFTP server
user - User name for the login
password - Password for the login
Returns:
true when connection is successful, false otherwise.

del
del(path : String) : boolean
Deletes the remote file on the server identified by the path parameter.
Parameters:
path - the path to the file.
Returns:
true if the file was successfully deleted, false otherwise.

disconnect
disconnect() : void
The method first logs the current user out from the server and then disconnects from the server.

get
get(path : String) : String
Reads the content of a remote file and returns it as a string using "ISO-8859-1" encoding to read it. Files with at most MAX_GET_STRING_SIZE bytes are read.
Parameters:
path - remote path of the file to be read.
Returns:
the contents of the file or null if an error occurred while reading the file.

get
get(path : String, encoding : String) : String
Reads the content of a remote file and returns it as a string using the specified encoding. Files with at most MAX_GET_STRING_SIZE bytes are read.
Parameters:
path - the remote path of the file to be read.
encoding - the encoding to use.
Returns:
the contents of the file or null if an error occurred while reading the file.

get
get(path : String, encoding : String, file : File) : boolean
Reads the content of a remote file and creates a local copy in the given file using the passed string encoding to read the file content and using the system standard encoding "UTF-8" to write the file. Copies at most MAX_GET_FILE_SIZE bytes.
Parameters:
path - the remote path of the file to be read.
encoding - the encoding to use.
file - the local file name
Returns:
true if complete remote file is fetched and copied into local file. false, otherwise.

getBinary
getBinary(path : String, file : File) : boolean
Reads the content of a remote file and creates a local copy in the given file. Copies at most "MAX_GET_FILE_SIZE bytes. The SFTP transfer is done in binary mode.
Parameters:
path - the remote path of the file to be read.
file - the local file name
Returns:
true if complete remote file is fetched and copied into local file. false otherwise

getConnected
getConnected() : boolean
Identifies if the SFTP client is currently connected to the SFTP server.
Returns:
true if the client is currently connected.

getErrorMessage
getErrorMessage() : String
Returns the error message from the last SFTP action.
Returns:
the error message from the last SFTP action

getFileInfo
getFileInfo(path : String) : SFTPFileInfo
Returns a SFTPFileInfo objects containing information about the given file/directory path.
Parameters:
path - the remote path from which the file info should be listed.
Returns:
the remote file information or null if not present.

getTimeout
getTimeout() : Number
Returns the timeout for this client, in milliseconds.
Returns:
the timeout in milliseconds

list
list() : SFTPFileInfo[]
Returns a list of SFTPFileInfo objects containing information about the files in the current directory.
Returns:
list of objects with remote file information or null if not present.

list
list(path : String) : SFTPFileInfo[]
Returns a list of SFTPFileInfo objects containing information about the files in the remote directory defined by the given path.
Parameters:
path - the remote path from which the file info should be listed.
Returns:
list of objects with remote file information or null if not present.

mkdir
mkdir(path : String) : boolean
Creates a directory
Parameters:
path - the path to the directory to create.
Returns:
true if the directory was successfully created, false otherwise.

put
put(path : String, content : String) : boolean
Puts the specified content to the specified path using "ISO-8859-1" encoding. If the content of a local file is to be uploaded, please use method putBinary(String,File) instead.

NOTE: If the remote file already exists, it is overwritten.

Parameters:
path - the path on the remote SFTP server, where the file will be stored.
content - the content to put.
Returns:
true or false indicating success or failure.

put
put(path : String, content : String, encoding : String) : boolean
Put the given content to a file on the given path on the SFTP server. The transformation from String into binary data is done via the encoding provided with the method call. If the content of a local file is to be uploaded, please use method putBinary(String,File) instead.

NOTE: If the remote file already exists, it is overwritten.

Parameters:
path - the the path on the remote SFTP server, where the file will be stored.
content - the content to put.
encoding - the encoding to use.
Returns:
true or false indicating success or failure.

putBinary
putBinary(path : String, file : File) : boolean
Put the content of the given file into a file on the remote SFTP server with the given absolute path. NOTE: If the remote file already exists, it is overwritten.
Parameters:
path - the path on the remote SFTP server where the file will be stored.
file - the file on the local system, which content is send to the remote SFTP server.
Returns:
true or false indicating success or failure.

removeDirectory
removeDirectory(path : String) : boolean
Deletes the remote directory on the server identified by the path parameter. In order to delete the directory successfully the directory needs to be empty, otherwise the removeDirectory() method will return false.
Parameters:
path - the path to the directory.
Returns:
true if the directory was successfully deleted, false otherwise.

rename
rename(from : String, to : String) : boolean
Renames an existing file.
Parameters:
from - the file that will be renamed.
to - the name of the new file.
Returns:
true if the file was successfully renamed, false otherwise.

setIdentity
setIdentity(keyRef : KeyRef) : void
Sets the identity (private key) to use for the next connection attempt.

The key is only associated to this instance of the SFTP client.

Parameters:
keyRef - Reference to the private key

setTimeout
setTimeout(timeoutMillis : Number) : void
Sets the timeout for connections made with the SFTP client to the given number of milliseconds. If the given timeout is less than or equal to zero, the timeout is set to the same value as the script context timeout but will only be set to a maximum of 30 seconds.

The maximum and default timeout depend on the script context timeout. The maximum timeout is set to a maximum of 2 minutes. The default timeout for a new client is set to a maximum of 30 seconds.

This method can be called at any time, and will affect the next connection made with this client. It is not possible to set the timeout for an open connection.

Parameters:
timeoutMillis - timeout, in milliseconds, up to a maximum of 2 minutes.