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.
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!
Program Manager, Azure Files
We have a firm requirement to have SFTP or FTPS to interface to/from other's systems. This should be a PaaS service so we don't have to manage instances as we don't have resources to do that. Your competitors offer this service.
Jethro Van Eetvelde commented
After almost 3 years after launching this idea, it would be nice to see even the slighest interest in it from Microsoft...
its a urgent feature
A must have.
i want to upload my Security camera footage (10 seconds video after alarm) straight to azure. Mist security cams only support FTP/SFTP. I do not want to deploy a server for this.
David Perry commented
We offer a fully managed SFTP, FTP, FTPS and SCP solution directly to your Azure blob/files storage.
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
Chris Pietschmann commented
This would be a huge feature add! There are so many systems that rely on SFTP to send data files from one organization to another. This is just been a missing feature that Azure Storage should have added along time ago!
This is very important for accepting files from legacy systems and then push them further to a modern cloud-based solution.
A nice solution would be to accept SFTP right into Azure storage and then trigger an Azure function when a file is uploaded. That might be very useful for importing nightly dumps and other data client systems generates.
Rick Wilcox commented
Hi I vote for a PaaS offering for SFTP. We have multiple customers that we exchange data with one way or another and are hosting our own SFTP environment to facilitate that. I would prefer not to have to manage the Linux IaaS instances for this. SFTP, Linux, and blob just feels gross :)
Looking forward for this functionality FTP/SFTP to utilize this for few hundred customers
Taskinen Mika commented
New logistics integration project to do. Need to setup sftp to azure blob integration for some of the systems. VM based sftp is not a good option.
We would love to have this functionality it would streamline a lot of our processes.
I think WebDAV is better solution than FTP/SFTP
Olivier Hault (Level IT) commented
Any updates about SFTP protocol supports ?
Bill Chesnut commented
any update on this, I have several client needing this
Vien LE commented
I've just spent more 3 votes for this kind of basic feature, which supported by other cloud providers years ago. :(
Jason Steele commented
Yep, AWS announced their solution years ago: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/transfer/latest/userguide/how-aws-transfer-works.html
I guess we're going to have to use S3 for transferring files between customers and partners.
Federico Alcón commented
2+ years, 220+ comments, 5600+ votes and this issue is still in revision, i'm starting to lose all hope.
Yet another customer who really needs this ... SFTP as a service, now please. All the other 3rd party offerings and roll your own options with VMs are messy. So suprised Microsoft haven't nailed this opportunity yet.
A lot of people are being forced to look to AWS for this. Help us.