Configuring SDL/Nexus-FTP Translation Options

A system administrator must specify settings in the Astoria application document to support using SDL/Nexus-FTP translation management services for either an FTP or SFTP host.

An SFTP host must be validated before it can be used for Translations. See Configuring Remote SFTP Hosts.

Note: Consult with your vendor's account representative for details about these settings.
  1. In the Workbench, navigate to and select the application document, located in the Administration cabinet.
  2. Right-click the document and select File > Edit.
    The application document webform opens for editing.
  3. Scroll down in the webform to the Translation Package destination field and select SDL/Nexus-FTP.
  4. Scroll down to the SDL FTP options and enter these fields:
    Option Description
    SDL FTP URL The URL to the SDL/Nexus FTP server. The leading protocol indicates whether the host is an FTP or SFTP host. If no protocol is present, the URL indicates an FTP host. For example:
    • indicates an FTP host.
    • indicates an FTP host.
    • s indicates an SFTP host.
    SDL FTP Username The username for the SDL/Nexus FTP server.
    SDL FTP Password The password to log into the SDL/Nexus FTP server.
    SDL FTP Base Directory for Export The base directory where Astoria deposits pre-translated files. For example, /Astoria/For_Translation.
    SDL FTP Base Directory for Upload The base directory for where Astoria expects to retrieve post-translated files. For example, /Astoria/From_Translation.
  5. In the SDL Configurations area, click New, and enter an SDL Configuration Name.
    A configuration identifies a subdirectory under the FTP Base Directory on the SDL/Nexus server. You can define multiple configurations. For each configuration there is one subdirectory under the FTP Base Directory. The values you enter here populate the Translation Configurations list in the Start Translation dialog.
    Note: The SDL/Nexus-FTP service does not use a Configuration GUID, so you can leave that field empty for each configuration you define. If specified, it goes into the jobdata.xml file that is included in the packages created by the SDL/Nexus-FTP connector.
  6. In the SDL Locales area add one or more language/locale settings.
    1. Click New, and select a Locale from the list.
      The list contains the language/locale information for the target language translation cabinets you have created in the repository.
      For example, German (Germany).
    2. Specify the Folder Name for the Locale you have selected.
      For example, German.
    Under each configuration directory within each FTP Base Directory on the SDL/Nexus server there is a subdirectory for each locale.
  7. Scroll to the top (or bottom) of the webform and click Checkin Document.
  8. When prompted, provide a checkin note indicating what was changed in the webform, then click OK.
The configuration is stored in the repository and can be used to manage SDL/Nexus-FTP translations.