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Suitescript 2.0 SFTP Tool

Suitescript 2.0 SFTP Tool

One of the new features of SuiteScript API 2016.2 is the ability to connect to SFTP Servers directly from Netsuite.

Here are some downsides I found:

  • Not way to list the contents of a remote directory
  • No way of connecting using a private key.
  • Not all SFTP servers are supported as Netsuite requires the server to support some encryption algorithms.
  • No way of obtaining the server’s hostkey natively.

 

Unfortunately the process is a bit confusing if you are new to the SFTP world so I created a tool that will help you jump-start your script. I found this tool very useful as I was able to test an SFTP connection quickly for a client and turned out the SFTP server that they were trying to use didn’t actually support Netsuite’s approved algorithms (aes256-ctr, es192-ctr, es128-ctr), so it saved me a lot of time as I was able to quickly discard it and move on.

I also included an endpoint to get the HostKey of the URL you are trying to connect to. I think this will be very useful for people who don’t have a Linux server lying around where they can run ssh keyscan.

Note: The HostKey endpoint should be used to grab the hostkey and store it elsewhere on your end. Do not use the endpoint to request the hostkey every time you make a request. If your server HostKey changes very frequently then I suggest to build your own tool.

Here’s a video tutorial:

 

And here’s the code ready to be uploaded as a Suitelet, have fun!: