The File Transfer Security feature provides security mechanisms for the transfer of CDR (Call Detail Record) files or traffic measurement data files.
The initiation of the transfer can be started either by the billing mediation server or the Telephony Control server. However, it is preferable for the Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony Server to do so.
The Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony provides file transfer capability via TCP/IP using FTP, which is based on IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) RFC 959, FTP.
The following security mechanisms for FTP file transfer are provided.
When a remote user or remote application opens an FTP session, it has to transfer the user ID and password for system access control. The validity of these parameters is checked by the authentication procedure.
For each action affecting the file system, the User ID transferred with the authentication procedure is used to check the authority to access each specified file.
The integrated Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony uses the internal (as opposed to external) Telephony Control Server Assistant. Because of this, it does not use FTP to access data.
FTP Security OptionsParent topic: Security topics
The file transfer via FTP uses the access control and confidentiality security options of the FTP.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL
Hypertext transfer protocol over SSL (HTTPS) is an extension to HTTP that secures web browser interfaces. There is a server side certificate.
Remote access to the switches from a client (local machine) is gained using the Command Line Interface (CLI) over SSH Secure Shell. For these purposes the SSH Secure Shell Client software (PuTTY) must be installed on the PC, and the PC must have Ethernet or LAN access to the communication system.
WinSCP allows you to display and query the log files of each individual node (switch) in the system that can be accessed via SFTP.