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Create (multiple) virtual paths to access the same mailbox

In the old MFT environment that we are migrating from, when a client starts an sftp session, they can do something like this:

 

$ sftp  accountA@sftp.example.com
accountA@sftp.example's password:
            UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO THIS SYSTEM IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED

           All data and information held on or in or generated by this
           system is proprietary and confidential.  Any unauthorized
           access to, or use or disclosure of, such information is
           strictly prohibited, and may result in legal action against
           you, including but not limited to criminal or civil
           prosecution, to the full extent permitted by applicable
           law.

Remote system type is POSIX.
sftp> pwd
/home/accountA
sftp> ls
inbox/
outbox/
sftp> cd /inbox
/home/accountA/inbox
sftp> ls

TEST1.TXT
TEST2.TXT

sftp> cd /home/accountA/inbox
/home/accountA/inbox
sftp> ls

TEST1.TXT
TEST2.TXT


sftp> bye

 

As you can see above in bold, they land in the root /home/accountA, but whether they do  "cd /inbox" OR "cd /home/accountA/inbox", THEY END UP AT THE SAME LOCATION

 

It's like a soft link on Unix filesysytem:

 

/home/accountA --> / (virtual root of the mailbox)

 

Because of this, we have lots of clients that do a mixture  "cd /home/<username>/inbox" and/or "cd  /inbox" in their scripts to push/pull from /inbox.

 

However, this does not work in IBM as there is only a single  way/path to access a certain point in the mailbox path hierarchy. This breaks a lot of clients existing scripts when they migrate to IBM.

 

We would like IBM SFG to allow multiple ways of accessing a mailbox by creating virtual paths.

 

This would allow clients to be migrated from other platforms transparently

 

 

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  • Dec 27 2018
  • Needs review
How will this idea be used?

Having this feature will facilitate migration from other platforms to IBM SFG platform seamlessly.

What is your industry? Financial Markets
What is the idea priority? High
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