Use Studio to Configure SFTP Connector 1.3 - Mule 4

Anypoint Studio (Studio) editors help you design and update your Mule applications, properties, and configuration files.

To add and configure a connector in Studio:

When you run the connector, you can view the app log to check for problems in real time, as described in View the App Log.

If you are new to configuring connectors in Studio, see Use Studio to Configure a Connector. If, after reading this topic, you need additional information about the connector fields, see the SFTP Connector Reference Reference.

Create a Mule Project

In Studio, create a new Mule project in which to add and configure the connector:

  1. In Studio, select File > New > Mule Project.

  2. Enter a name for your Mule project and click Finish.

Add the Connector to Your Mule Project

Add SFTP Connector to your Mule project to automatically populate the XML code with the connector’s namespace and schema location and to add the required dependencies to the project’s pom.xml file:

  1. In the Mule Palette view, click (X) Search in Exchange.

  2. In the Add Dependencies to Project window, type sftp in the search field.

  3. Click SFTP Connector in Available modules.

  4. Click Add.

  5. Click Finish.

Adding a connector to a Mule project in Studio does not make that connector available to other projects in your Studio workspace.

Configure a Source

A source initiates a flow when a specified condition is met. You can configure one of these sources to use with SFTP Connector:

  • On New or Updated File
    Initiates a flow by polling a directory for files that have been created or updated and generates a message for each file found.

  • HTTP Listener
    Initiates a flow each time it receives a request on the configured host and port.

  • Scheduler
    Initiates a flow when a time-based condition is met.

For example, to configure the On New or Updated File source, follow these steps:

  1. In the Mule Palette view, select On New or Updated File.

  2. Drag On New or Updated File to the Studio canvas.

  3. On the On New or Updated File configuration screen, optionally change the value of the Display Name field.

  4. Specify a value for the Path field.

  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to the Connector configuration field to configure a global element that can be used by all instances of On New or Updated File in the app.

  6. On the General tab, specify the connection information for the connector.

  7. Set the Host field to specify the SFTP server host, for example, localhost or 192.168.0.1.

  8. Click Test Connection to confirm that Mule can connect with the specified server.

  9. Click OK.

  10. On the On New or Updated File configuration screen, specify a Scheduling Strategy value and optionally complete other fields.

Add a Connector Operation to the Flow

When you add a connector operation to your flow, you immediately define a specific operation for that connector to perform.

To add an operation for SFTP Connector, follow these steps:

  1. In the Mule Palette view, select SFTP and then select the desired operation.

  2. Drag the operation onto the Studio canvas and to the right of the source.

The following screenshot shows the SFTP Connector operations in the Mule Palette view of Anypoint Studio:

SFTP Connector Operations
Figure 1. SFTP Connector Operations

Configure a Global Element for the Connector

When you configure a connector, it’s best to configure a global element that all instances of that connector in the app can use. Configuring a global element requires you to configure the SFTP server connection.

To configure the global element for SFTP Connector, follow these steps:

  1. Select the name of the connector in the Studio canvas.

  2. Select the operation in the Studio canvas.

  3. In the configuration screen for the operation, click the plus sign (+) next to the Connector configuration field to access the global element configuration fields.

  4. On the General tab, specify the connection information for the connector:

  5. Set the Working Directory as the root of every relative path used with this connector.
    If it’s not provided, the value defaults to the remote server.

  6. Set the Host field to specify the SFTP server host, for example, localhost or 192.168.0.1.

  7. On the Advanced tab, optionally specify a timeout configuration and reconnection strategy.

  8. Click Test Connection to confirm that Mule can connect with the specified server.

  9. Click OK.

The following screenshot shows the SFTP Connector Global Element Configuration window in Anypoint Studio:

SFTP Connector Global Element Configuration
Figure 2. SFTP Connector Global Element Configuration

In the XML editor, the configuration sftp:config looks like this:

<sftp:config name="sftp">
  <sftp:connection username="anonymous" password="password"
    host="localhost" port="${sftpPort}"
    workingDir="${workingDir}"/>
</sftp:config>

View the App Log

To check for problems, you can view the app log as follows:

  • If you’re running the app from Anypoint Platform, the output is visible in the Anypoint Studio console window.

  • If you’re running the app using Mule from the command line, the app log is visible in your OS console.

Unless the log file path is customized in the app’s log file (log4j2.xml), you can also view the app log in the default location MULE_HOME/logs/<app-name>.log.