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  1. #1

    Default Move multiple PDF's securely

    Hi all,

    I am currently developing a Job which has to copy multiple PDF files to another location. At first i thought this was easy, but then my boss came and said it wasnt good enough.
    Here is my setup:

    I have a Table Input which collects all the document paths i need. These paths are set into Result with: Set filenames in result.
    Then i have a job which moves all these files to a local folder. Next step is ZIP all these files an put it to a FTP server.

    At the other side a job picks up this ZIP file and unzip it. Then this client can use the PDF's i send him.

    Pretty easy right?

    My boss only thinks this isnt secure enough. He likes to see if i can lock the ZIP file with a password(Static) and then my client uses this Password to unlock the zip.
    He also suggested if that isnt possible; to lock every individual PDF with a password(static) and then send the individual PDF to my Client using FTP.
    I tried google, i tried command line programs but nothing seems to work.

    Does anyone has a suggestion how i can accomplish this? Am i missing an option in Spoon?
    I am using Pentaho 5.4 and my client also uses Pentaho 5.4

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008


    My personal suggestion is to create a batch file and use 7zip to create the password protected archives.
    You can use a Shell step within a job to launch the 7zip process and when it's done the FTP step to move/copy files.
    -- Mick --

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008


    If you are going to go to that route, then you should look at the tools available in Google to crack a ZIP file password (From recollection, ZIP file passwords are pretty easy to defeat)

    ZIP the files, Then use the "Encrypt with PGP" step to encrypt the file. *THEN* send it with FTP or SFTP.
    Your client will need to retreive the file, Decrypt it, and then unzip it.

    That will make it secure, as long as you use a key with sufficient strength.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008


    in 7-zip you can encrypt using different algorithm, one of which is AES.
    -- Mick --

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