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SFTP (and FTPS) protocol support for Azure Files

Exposing the SFTP protocol would facilitate a bunch of scenarios where today 2 VMs (with all the management overhead that implies) are required.

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Thanks for the feedback! We are interested in collecting feedback on this request – please vote for it if this is something you like to see.

We’re also interested in learning more what people want to use the SFTP/FTPS for and which protocol they prefer. Please feel free to leave us a comment letting us know more detail!

Thanks,

Will Gries
Program Manager, Azure Files

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  • Mariusz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We offer a fully managed SFTP, FTP, FTPS and SCP solution directly to your Azure blob storage (S3 and GCS also).

    We also provide a downloadable Windows or Linux Self-hosted instance that does the same and can run in HA mode.

    Be sure to consider us: https://docevent.io

  • Qureshi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    FTPS is preferable. Need to access it using FileZilla client or WINSCP or can be used using Windows Explorer

  • Greg Lloyd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Additionally support with Azure AD and/or AAD B2C that permissions can be scaled by user account.

  • Carlo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    SGTP/FTP is fundamental, customer has many legacy system that don't want change it.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have demand for SFTP-storage to exchange data. It's a shame that AWS is able to do industry-standard-things that Azure is not capable to do!!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree 100%. Been way for this for ages. In transportation industry where partners are very slow to change/unwilling the to spend money to support API. Even implementation of highly available VMS with with user isolation is difficult and expensive to implement. Managed Platform is a big gap here. We are looking at AWS offer currently.

  • Jeroen H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Almost 10th anniversary! For a wish with 8 pages of supportive comments and over 3400 votes...

  • Dana Darrow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We receive data from over 10 sources via sftp and are in the process of rewriting all our SSIS packages to ADF and ADLS Gen2. We want read files, transform/load to tables using spark delta and also write out confirmation files using sftp.

  • Richard Warr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree with the comments below. SFTP to Azure Blob is a serious omission from the stack and likely to drive customers over to AWS (who have a working, if somewhat costly solution).

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We use SFTP for integration with banks and other applications where calling APIs isn't an option. SaaS SFTP on Azure would be much appreciated. Many thanks!

  • Steve Krisjanovs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree - AFS desparately needs this.

    I'm a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ("BC") developer. Our customers are eager to migrate to BC SaaS, but the lack of filesystem access is a huge roadblock.

    The only way to transfer files in/out of BC SaaS is via http/rest.

    This poses a problem. Many of my customers exchange files with banks/vendors/customers via SFTP.

    Those trading partners who use (S)FTP, are unable to push files to business central.

    Because of this, legacy file protocol integration is a non-starter. As an employee of a Microsoft Partner, I'm encouraged to "sell the stack". I just can't however in this case,

  • Chris Butler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our web application has integrations with a number of third party systems who use both SFTP and FTPS to transfer files to and from our service. Being able to offer these third parties direct access to a storage container without having to manage our own VM in the middle would obviously make our lives easier!

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