Module SFTP-Client

SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a network protocol for secure file transfer between a client and a server. It is based on the Secure Shell Protocol (SSH), which provides secure user authentication and encrypted data transfer to protect your data from unauthorized access. SFTP is a secure alternative to other file transfer protocols such as FTP and is used in many different industries, including retail, automotive, healthcare, and finance. It is also used in conjunction with EDI.

The Module SFTP Client extends the functionality of !MC5 with the ability to transfer data encrypted via SFTP. It enables outgoing client connections to any SFTP servers provided by your business partners to transfer data to them or download data from them. The Module SFTP Server is required for incoming connections. Sending or fetching data can be done manually or automatically. A time-controlled dial-up to the opposite side can also be easily set up.

The Module SFTP Client integrates seamlessly with !MC5 and all supported add-ons and modules, including the Module EDI, to provide comprehensive EDI processing. It already includes an SFTP Channel that can be used with both the Module SFTP Client and the Module SFTP Server.


Using the Module SFTP Client is extremely user-friendly and does not require any separate setup. All necessary configurations and settings required for successful data exchange with an SFTP partner are conveniently and directly performed when adding a new partner.

Encrypted data transmission based on SSH-2 (Secure Shell Protocol Version 2) provides reliable authentication and ensures secure transmission of sensitive data.

For timely collection of data provided by the partner, !MC5 offers the possibility to establish a regular connection to the partner via the Module SFTP Client and thus retrieve provided files. The procedure, also known as polling, can be set up using simple standing jobs.

The Module SFTP Client allows you to have an unlimited number of partner connections. However, the number of licensed SFTP Channels determines the amount of simultaneous, parallel connections. One SFTP Channel is already included in the Module SFTP Client. All licensed SFTP Channels can be used with both the Module SFTP Client and the Module SFTP Server. If needed, you can expand the capacity for simultaneous SFTP connections at any time by purchasing additional SFTP Channel licenses.

Related Modules and Add-Ons

Module !MC5 BASE

Includes the basic functions of !MC5, independent of the other modules and add-ons. Basis for all other modules and add-ons.

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Module EDI

Basic module for processing, display and conversion of licensed EDI messages as well as creation of mappings and own formats.

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Module SFTP-Server

SFTP server for secure data exchange via SFTP over the Internet, optimised for the exchange of EDI data.

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Channel Add-Ons

Extension of the Modules OFTP, OFTP2, SFTP and FTP/S for further parallel data transfers.

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Add-On Windows Service

Run !MC5 in background as Windows service without logged in user.

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