There are two ways that an end user can send files via Ad Hoc Transfer:
For browser access, Ad Hoc Transfer Module does not require installation on a user's computer. Your WS_FTP Server users can access the files in their accounts using any browser, and the address (URL) that you provide them.
Before you can access the Ad Hoc Transfer Module, whether you use a browser or Outlook, you must make the following changes:
The Ad Hoc Transfer Access page shows all eligible users. These users can be from any of your WS_FTP Server hosts.
By default, the address is: http://<local_machine>:80/AHT
where <local_machine> is the domain name of the computer on which you installed the Web Transfer Client. If you specified a port other than port 80 during install, you need to include the port in the address.
For example, if the local computer domain name is host1.wsftp.com, then the address your users need to log on to Ad Hoc Transfer is:
You should test this address before sending it out to users.
You can also launch the Ad Hoc Transfer Module from the WS_FTP Server program group (Programs > Ipswitch WS_FTP Server > WS_FTP Server Ad Hoc Transfer Login.)
If you add a user to the default host (specified in Server > Server Settings > System Details), the user will log onto the Add Hoc Transfer Client using their WS_FTP server user name and password. If you add a user to a host that is not the default host, the user must log onto the Ad Hoc Transfer Client using the host name, host separator, and username and password; for example: email@example.com
For installation instructions, see Traditional Install of the Ad Hoc Transfer Plug-in for Outlook on a Single Computer or Silent Install of the Ad Hoc Transfer Plug-in for Outlook.
C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\Ad Hoc Transfer\AHT\web.config
C:\Program Files (x86)\Ipswitch\Ad Hoc Transfer\AHT\web.config
C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\Ad Hoc Transfer\XFTWebService\web.config
C:\Program Files (x86)\Ipswitch\Ad Hoc Transfer\XFTWebService\web.config
For secure transfer, the Ad Hoc Transfer Module is installed with SSL capability, which runs on port 443. The installation creates an SSL certificate which is used when the user connects via HTTPS. You can enable secure transfer by changing the address used to log on to the Ad Hoc Transfer Module to use HTTPS, for example:
If you specified a custom port (other than the default port 443) during install, you need to include the port in the address.