SFTP (and FTPS) protocol support for Azure storage
Exposing the SFTP protocol for Azure Files or Azure Blob storage would facilitate a bunch of scenarios where today 2 VMs (with all the management overhead that implies) are required.
Thank you for the strong feedback on this request. We are working on this and will share our plans for this offering soon. Thank you for your patience!
Program Manager, Azure storage
Any update on timelines? Features?
We will appreciate any information
Srikanth B commented
SFTP SSH key based authentication on azure fileshare is highly recommended. Since most of secure file transfers are accomplished through SSH public keys. It would help managing files servers in Linux/Windows Iaas VMs.
William Daniels commented
Having FTP, sFTP and SCP as built-in features of Azure Files would be a tremendous benefit.
Please share the timeline, we need this.
FTP and SFTP support in Azure Storage Explorer should be included
Thanks we really need this
Carlos Correia commented
Just to say that I'm one more person that was searching for SFTP functionality inside Azure File Storage and just found that such basic functionality doesn't exist... Please add this to your portfolio.
Just want to add use case. Currently we have hundreds of clients who need to transfer files to/from system. Based on current policy and compliance one of the common way for clients to transfer files would be sftp/ftps , we have a few scenarios that currently being used, but two most common :
1. ftps - username and password
2. sftp - key exchange, individual key pair per client
as of now, this is one of the key component that preventing us to fully move our prod load to azure
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