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Managed File Transfer (MFT)

Managed File Transfer (MFT)

Managed file transfer (MFT) is a platform used by the Bank of England for the transmission and collection of data. MFT enables data to be transferred securely from one computer to another through a network.
The Bank has chosen MFT in order to improve its ability to enable third parties to submit and retrieve data from the Bank of England for monitoring, regulation and general data sharing purposes.
The below guide details the key points for using MFT and explains how to implement machine to machine based transfers of files to the Bank of England using the SFTP transfer protocol as well as retrieval of files from the Bank of England. It also documents how security will work within the platform and the file system structure of the platform from an end user perspective. The same basic process will be valid for all submission and retrieval processes. Where there is an expected response to a submission (for example a checksum or notification) the process for collecting these is also described. The guide only describes the use of the SFTP protocol for transfers but does not include details on the use of the proposed interactive HTTPS portal. The Bank will provide further information on the timeframe for the implementation of this functionality during H1 2017.
27.01.2017  MFT User Guide
06.02.2017  MFT - Frequently Asked Questions
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