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Importing and exporting EBICS contacts

You can export an EBICS contact that has been set up and import it again in another client, which saves you having to set it up and initialise it several times.

The import and export of EBICS contacts often also works across the windata product range - i.e. if you use EBICS contacts already set up in other windata products such as windata professional or VEU-Portal, you can also import them into konfipay if necessary.

Import EBICS contact

To import an EBICS contact already in use into your konfipay client, click on Import. You can import EBICS contacts from other konfipay clients or from windata products such as windata professional, windata as a service or the VEU portal. To do so, you need the transport password and the EBICS password of the contact.

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Set up imported EBICS contact

First click on Select files and select the contact file that is saved on your computer and assign a name for the EBICS contact to be imported.

EBICS key for imported contact

Then configure the EBICS key which is created during the import and assigned to the EBICS contact. Analogous to the creation of an EBICS key, you have to assign a unique designation for the EBICS key under Key owner, usually the name of the key owner. This is a free text field and is only used later for information and a better overview of the EBICS keys.

The user assignment allows you to restrict the use of the EBICS key to a specific group of people. Select the desired users of your client in the drop-down selection. Then, only the selected users can use the EBICS key (and the linked EBICS contacts) for file transfer and file retrieval. The user assignment is optional - if no users are assigned, all users of a client can use the EBICS key (and the linked EBICS contacts).

The EBICS key that is created during the import is automatically assigned the contact's previous EBICS password.

Password entry

Enter the transport password and the EBICS password for the contact to be imported. The transport password is assigned during export and protects the contact file from unauthorized access. The EBICS password is the existing EBICS password of the contact that was previously used for the contact, for example in other windata products.

Automation settings

Finally, specify whether the automation should be activated for the EBICS contact, and if so, for which actions. This is necessary if, for example, konfipay is to automatically retrieve account transactions at regular intervals. This setting can also be changed later.

If you want to activate the automation, the EBICS password for the EBICS key must be saved in the database. If this is not yet the case, you will be asked at the bottom to enter the EBICS password for the key so that it can be saved.

Then specify whether the users in your client should still enter the EBICS password for manual file transmission/retrieval despite it being saved in the database. If the "Password entry on transmission" or "Password entry on retrieval" checkboxes are ticked, the EBICS contact is used for automation and the users in your client must still authenticate themselves with the password for manual actions. If the checkboxes for "Password entry on transmission" or "Password entry on retrieval" are not checked, the EBICS contact is used for automation and the users in your client can perform manual actions without having to enter the EBICS password.

Export EBICS contact

EBICS contacts are sensitive files that must be protected against unauthorized access. Anyone who has the contact file and the export passwords may be able to instruct unauthorized payments via EBICS!

To export an EBICS contact, select the EBICS contact in the list and click on Export (you may need to click on the three dots on the far right of the toolbar and then on Export).

Assign a transport password to protect the contact file from unauthorized access. Also enter the current EBICS password of the EBICS key that is linked to the EBICS contact. You will need both passwords for a later import of the contact. Store the contact file in a safe place until you need it.

Please note that an EBICS contact exported from konfipay cannot be imported into the VEU portal if an EBICS contact has already been created there for the same user. For the import into windata professional and windata as a Service, a new EBICS participant has to be created in order to import the EBICS contact.

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