WHO THIS AFFECTS: All suppliers and retailers currently connecting to Dsco via an FTP connection. Suppliers and retailers using SFTP are not affected by this change.
In 2018 Dsco will be working to ensure greater levels of security for our client’s data. As a first step in that direction, we will soon no longer accept FTP as a protocol for file-exchange.
This stricter security policy will allow us to create a more robust enterprise platform with a higher degree of protection for our clients’ data.
The switch to SFTP is simple. All you need to do is change the URL you use when communicating with Dsco’s FTP servers to the one for SFTP.
In most cases, this can be accomplished by changing "ftp://" to "sftp://" in your automated scripts. Depending on your SFTP client, you may also need to specify that port 22 be used instead of port 21.
After March 31, any attempts to connect to Dsco's FTP server will result in a connection failure. From this date forward all data exchanges must be conducted over a secure connection. This is to ensure that every trading partner remains confident in the security of file-exchange on Dsco.
Please contact our Dsco support team at email@example.com with any additional questions about this change.