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Use these guidelines to configure your hot folder connection.


Configuration guidelines

If you are not configuring a JMF connection for your NexPress, Creo Color Server, or HP front end, configure a hot folder connection. Use the guidelines in the table to adjust the JMF connection procedures.
If you are configuring a hot folder connection for an HP digital press with the HP Production Flow front end, see the additional procedures.
For information about the hot folder connection types (managed vs. unmanaged, JDF vs. content), see the topic about digital connectivity.

If configuring this connection

Make these changes to the JMF connection procedures

Managed JDF hot folder connection

Do not set up TCP ports.

Managed content hot folder connection

  • Do not set up TCP ports.
  • Installation of a JDF editor is not required.
  • If using a NexPress press, do not install the NexPress Data Model.

Unmanaged JDF hot folder connection

  • Do not set up TCP ports.
  • Do not add digital presses on the Managed Connections tab in Prinergy Administrator.
  • Test the setup by starting a Workshop process template (loose page or imposition output).

Unmanaged content hot folder connection

  • Do not set up TCP ports.
  • Do not add digital presses on the Managed Connections tab in Prinergy Administrator.
  • Installation of a JDF editor is not required.
  • If using a NexPress press, do not install the NexPress Data Model.
  • Test the setup by starting a Workshop process template (loose page or imposition output).


Additional procedures for HP presses

If you are configuring a hot folder connection for an HP digital press with the HP Production Flow front end, perform the following procedures before performing those for a JMF connection:

  1. Set up an ISV account on the HP front end to receive JDF files. See Set up an ISV account on the HP front end to receive JDF files.
  2. Create an account on the HP front end for Prinergy access. See Create an account on the HP front end for Prinergy access.