awftp (1.1.5)

A FTP-style client for HCP Anywhere File Sync & Share

HCP Anywhere is a File Sync & Share solution created and sold by Hitachi Data Systems. It offers a wide range of FS&S clients for Desktop computers, Mobile devices as well as Browsers. The lacking piece so far was a CLI client that allows to access HCP Anywhere on devices where no GUI is available (Linux servers, for example) or for scripting.

awftp tries to fill this gap by providing a look and feel as close as possible to well-known CLI-based ftp clients. The features available are a subset of what is offered by ftp clients, due to the functionality the HCP Anywhere FS&S service offers through its API; some other functions in ftp clients simply doesn’t make sense for use with HCP Anywhere. On the other hand, there are some features (snap, for example) not found with ftp…

Features

  • Works with FS&S API 3.0.0 and auto-falls back to 2.1.1 if necessary, allowing it to work with all HCP Anywhere versions starting with 2.1.1
  • Navigate the folders stored in HCP Anywhere, including Mobilized NAS, Shared Folders, Team Folders, Backup Folders
  • List folders content, including deleted files/folders
  • Store, update and retrieve files
  • Move files and folders
  • Undelete files/folders
  • Create/delete folders (even recursive)
  • Link handling:
    • Create links to share content with others - internal/public, read-only, read-write, write-only
    • List links
    • Delete links
  • Work with snapshots
  • Restore files from snapshots
  • Dynamically enables/disables features depending on the HCP Anywhere version connected to
  • Initial support for SAML authentication (ADFS IDP is the only one tested, yet)