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Thread: Text File Input Mapped Network Drive

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2016

    Question Text File Input Mapped Network Drive

    Hi everyone!

    Does anyone know how to access files on a password-secured network drive (on windows)?
    FTP/SFTP must not be used for security reasons.

    I used the "TextFile Input"-Step an tried to access the mapped network drives but pentaho ist not able to find them. Using the unc-path ist not an option, because i have to pass the credentials...
    I am on Pentaho 7.0

    Many thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2016


    I don't know how to do it myself but the reply in this old thread suggests you can use a shell script to open the folder first

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008


    Quote Originally Posted by riedel_DGG View Post
    SFTP must not be used for security reasons.
    SFTP, when configured correctly, is more secure than UNC.
    You eliminate MITM attacks (UNC has no option for strict host-key checking) among other things.

    The big thing with both is that you have to give up some security for the automation - a valid password is held in a file *somewhere*
    If you are that concerned about security that SFTP cannot be used, you need to revisit your architecture.

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