Configure the Inventory File Forwarder connector

The Inventory File Forwarder connector reads data from files in a folder.

The Inventory File Forwarder connector is configured in Snow Integration Manager. For more information on Snow Integration Manager, refer to Snow Integration Manager.

In Snow Integration Manager, add the Inventory File Forwarder connector and configure the settings:

  1. In the Inventory file folder box, enter the name of a folder where the connector will look for inventory files.

    Select Browse to browse for the folder.

  2. In the Data receiver url box, enter the complete URL to the Inventory Data Receiver.

    Example 38.

  3. To verify that the connection can be established, select Test.

  4. To activate the proxy functionality, select the Use proxy checkbox and enter proxy information in the Settings section according to one of the following alternatives:

    • If you want to use the default proxy configured in Internet Explorer, select the Use default proxy checkbox.

    • Otherwise, enter the proxy settings manually in the boxes.

  5. Select OK to save the settings.


The Inventory File Forwarder does not support client-side certificates.

If Snow Inventory Server 5, or later, is configured to require client-side certificates, install a Snow Inventory Service Gateway on the same server where the Snow Integration Manager is installed. Configure the Inventory File Forwarder to deliver the data to the Service Gateway instead of the Inventory Data Receiver (IDR). The Service Gateway will then forward the data to the Inventory Master Server, or another Service Gateway.