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BizTalk 2010 FTP adapter RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a question with regards to 2010 FTP adapter. If I use the adapter in secure mode ( as FTPS) that is if I make a switch from FTP to FTPS adapter, are there performance implications for this. How is performance of FTPS adapter vs FTP adapter.

    Thanks in advance. Appreciate your inputs,pointers.

    Friday, February 18, 2011 6:19 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    There is a little performance penalty when the BizTalk 2010 FTP adapter is used in secure mode. There is some overhead involved of encrypting or decrypting the data. In my opinion the overhead is minimal. You probably need to do a performance test to make sure the overhead is acceptable in your specific scenario.

    You can also consider to only encrypt the FTP control channel and leave the data channel unencrypted to save resources. In this case the username password information will be encrypted. The actual message is transferred unencrypted after that. This is useful when the message itself contains no sensitive data or when the message is already encrypted when it arrives at the FTP adapter stage. This setting is called 'Use Data Protection'.

     

     


    HTH,

    Randal van Splunteren - MVP, MCTS BizTalk Server
    http://biztalkmessages.vansplunteren.net

    Please mark as answered if this answers your question.

    Check out the PowerShell provider for BizTalk: http://psbiztalk.codeplex.com
    • Marked as answer by bts_prof Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:04 AM
    Monday, February 21, 2011 11:03 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    There is a little performance penalty when the BizTalk 2010 FTP adapter is used in secure mode. There is some overhead involved of encrypting or decrypting the data. In my opinion the overhead is minimal. You probably need to do a performance test to make sure the overhead is acceptable in your specific scenario.

    You can also consider to only encrypt the FTP control channel and leave the data channel unencrypted to save resources. In this case the username password information will be encrypted. The actual message is transferred unencrypted after that. This is useful when the message itself contains no sensitive data or when the message is already encrypted when it arrives at the FTP adapter stage. This setting is called 'Use Data Protection'.

     

     


    HTH,

    Randal van Splunteren - MVP, MCTS BizTalk Server
    http://biztalkmessages.vansplunteren.net

    Please mark as answered if this answers your question.

    Check out the PowerShell provider for BizTalk: http://psbiztalk.codeplex.com
    • Marked as answer by bts_prof Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:04 AM
    Monday, February 21, 2011 11:03 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Randal. This is very useful information. Thanks again !!
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:04 AM