Is it possible to use BizTalk to pick up a file via https from an external server. I've been through the process of configuring IIS and a http receive location but with little success. This method doesn't seem to have everything in place for this to work successfully. It's been suggested that this method will work if the external server sent the file through to the virtual directory in IIS? How can I use BizTalk to connect to the external site to pick up the file via https?
If your scenario is like reading this kind of file daily
Then you need to use a Schedule Receive Adapter and schedule it to run everyday and then in the Orchestration read the file from the URL.
Regards,NISHIL MCT,MCTS | Freelance BizTalk Consultant.biztalkconnect.blogspot.com
Hi NISHIL, Thanks for the response but the issue is not that I can't schedule it but more that I can't work out how to connect to the external server.
The supplier has given us a https://url and a username and password but I don't see how to configure this in BizTalk.
In the past we have successfully connected to an ftp server site and downloaded files via BizTalk but this scenario is quite different. Please advise.
I think I did someway similar few years back in BizTalk.
We called a .net helper class from the Orchestration which made a call to the HTTP URL and returned the response message to the Orchestration.