FilePath Setup

FilePath is an application that allows users to upload and download files to and from Pathagility. This article discusses how to setup and use FilePath.

Install FilePath

  1. Go to http://filepath.pathagility.com
  2. On the page, click the orange button that says “Launch” . This will start the download and installation process. Please follow all of the instructions on the screen.
  3. The installation process will put an icon on your desktop and a launcher in your start menu. Use these to launch FilePath.
FilePath will automatically update itself when new versions are available.

Setup FilePath

The first time you run FilePath you will need to follow the following procedure.

Microsoft Windows Instructions

  1. Start FilePath by double clicking the desktop icon or using the launcher in the Start Menu
  2. The client will run in your system tray. This will be in the bottom right of your screen. Right click the Pathagility icon (green “P”) a menu will pop-up. Click the “Settings” item.
  3. When the settings dialog opens you will use the client ID provided to you to complete the Client ID field. This ID will be in the form of Name-XXXX-XXXX.
  4. The transfer client will allow you to download, and upload files to and from Pathagility. Use the input buttons and fields to select directories on your system where files can be uploaded and downloaded. Do not make these the same directory. If you are uploading files, please check the “Delete files after upload”  box.
  5. Click the “Save” button.
FilePath is now setup and ready to use. To upload files simply drop files files into the directory you selected above. They will be automatically sent to Pathagility. When files are available for download they will automatically be placed in your download directory.

Command Line / Automated Setup

After the initial setup, defined above, it is possible to run FilePath on a command line interface or add it to the Task Scheduler/Cron. The full command to launch FilePath is:

javaws -open headless -Xsplash -silent http://filepath.pathagility.com/launch.jnlp

This calls the Java Web Start program and forces FilePath to open in a headless state with no dialog windows. Note that FilePath will read its settings from the internal properties defined in the initial setup.

FAQ

  1. Q: I re-launched FilePath, how do I know if I have the updated version? A: If in the FilePath menu the “About” dialog is v2.0.0 or higher. If there is no “About” dialog you do not have the latest version and should exit and re-launch FilePath.
  2. Q: I have a truly headless system, with no window management interface at all. How do I configure FilePath? A: FilePath can be configured via settings in a custom properties file. Please contact support@pathagility.com for all the details.
  3. Q: When I launch FilePath I get an “Unknown Developer” or “Untrusted Developer” dialog. What is going on? Is it safe to run FilePath? A: Yes, FilePath is safe to run. The FilePath program has been cryptographically signed by Pathagility using a certificate issued globally trusted certificate authority. Your system will cryptographically verify that the FilePath you are running is the FilePath program that Pathagility distributed when FilePath is launched by Java. The warning you are receiving is part of an additional security configuration, most often present on OSX, that warns or refuses to run programs that did not specifically come from the Apple App Store or from Oracle or from some other “App Store” location not previously added into the Java Web Start configuration.

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