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  • Updated on 30 Apr 2018
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In this article, we have a detailed look into configuring File monitoring in BizTalk360. BizTalk360 will automatically list all the available Receive Locations and Send Ports which are using the FILE adapter. The following will be discussed:

  • How to assign permission for user(s) to manage File Locations
  • Setting up File Monitoring

How to assign permission for user(s) to manage File Locations

By default, only Super Users have permissions to grant access to set up monitoring in BizTalk360. For Normal users, in order to be able to set up monitoring on File locations, a super user needs to grant the permissions under the User Access Policy section in BizTalk360 Settings.

Follow the steps as shown below to grant access permissions to a normal user:

  • Log in to BizTalk360 (as a Super User)
  • Click the Settings icon at the top right corner of the window
  • Select User Access Policy from the left navigation menu
  • Create a new user by clicking the New button
  • Enter the user name as Scott, domain name, and select the environment for which the user will have access (say, Testing/Staging/Non-Production) and click Next
  • Choose the Applications for which the user will have permission and click Next
  • In the User Access (module wise) section, enable the toggle for Monitoring section. This will open up the options available under the monitoring section.
  • Select the Manage Alarm check box


  • Click OK to save the user permissions
  • The user will get saved within BizTalk360

Setting up File Monitoring

You can follow the below steps to configure File monitoring:

  •  Log into BizTalk360 application
  • Click the Monitoring tab in the navigation bar
  • Click the expand button in the Manage Mapping section
  • Click File Locations (File, FTP, SFTP) tab . You can see three tabs each containing port details of their respective adapters, which are File, FTP, and SFTP.
  • Select the Alarm name (Creating an alarm) from the drop down, which you would like to associate the file location for monitoring
  • Click File tab to monitor File locations


  • The ports which use the FILE adapter are displayed in a grid with a gear icon in the config column
  • Click the Gear icon to open the File Details blade and toggle on the Authentication button to enter the username and password

By default, the Monitoring service account will be used

If the username and password columns are blank, it will be considered as anonymous authentication


  • Configure the warning and error rules for monitoring under the File Monitoring Configurations settings
  • Click Save Configurations to complete the process


The Count and the Directory Size will be displayed in the Alarm-File Location grid only after the successful configuration of the File location. The values of the Count and Directory Size depends on the File Mask

The file location will be moved to orphaned if the configuration is not successful

BizTalk360 v8.5 supports directory size monitoring for file locations. This functionality helps to monitor the size of entire folder irrespective of the file mask, i.e the folder may contain various types of files like XML, txt, png etc., but the configured file mask of the port, may be either one of this type. Therefore, the folder size means the entire folder with all file types

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