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
Heavy, heavy sigh, under review for 3 years now...
SFTP would be a big plus especially if it would work with shared access signatures. That'd be a dropbox killer for us too.
Istvan Cebrian commented
+1 definately, but not only FTP but also SFTP
Nicholas Petersen commented
This would be big for the *many* dev tools that already allow interaction through FTP, whereas currently, to work with Azure requires a whole new mechanism built into whatever that tool is. For instance: Gulp.js. https://github.com/gulpjs/gulp/issues/465 There's a way to sync files that have changed to a remote source through FTP, as easy as:
As it is, this would take a whole new mechanism specific to Azure to be built into gulp. There are SO many scenarios like this, this would allow Azure to be targeted far more often without any new tooling capabilities.
There is a product called syncovery that can copy from local storage to Azure Blob storage. Syncovery can be triggered manually or can be configured to monitor a folder. It does a good job of file synchronisation too.
An FTP server is one of those bread and butter services every company will need at some point and is prime for turning into a PaaS offering to free up IT from having to setup and maintain multiple VMs to act as a high avalibility FTP service. As others have said allow upload to blob storage and provide a HA hosted FTP service with access controlled via Azure AD. It always amazes me how Microsoft have released so many advanced Azure services over the years yet still consistently fail to adress the bread and butter problems of most SME businesses.
Stefan Koell commented
Well, so much to "we listen to our customers"... Such an essential feature still not available. What a shame. Looking for alternatives...
pick you choice map the NAS or iSCSI to local servers
Come on Microsoft. Fix this now. This has been a gaping hole for years. We need a FTP/SFTP to Azure Blob storage solution. While you're at it, we also need an Azure Blob to Azure SQL service as well.
Can you please provide step-by-step instructions how to configure SFTP and FTPS support on an Azure VM? So far we have on our VM:
1. FTP Site with SSL required and SSL certificate bound
3. Virtual Directory under this site
2. AD user we want to use for access to this virtual directory
Thanks in advance
We've been waiting for this feature for years. We've been running our own Azure VMs to get around this issue to provide SFTP access to blob storage. We absolutely hate maintaining it.
I will gladly throw money at whoever can provide a solution that allows for SFTP access to blobs and the ability to programmatically create user accounts.
Shubham Badal commented
Millions of us need this, update us.
Irtaza Ali commented
Any good news?
It's just Microsoft making stuff super complicated, probably by not thinking the use cases through, as usual. It's "Storage" what else do you think people are going to want to do with it? At the VERY BASIC level, they need FTP, as do I, so let's get this done.
GIRAUD Alexandre commented
Still unavailable ??? This is a must-have features to have FTP protocol for R/W azure storage
Dan Mason commented
YES I WANT MY FTP !
I asked the Azure Forum about a solution... see url under.
Since I'm a CEO and not a coder it seems a pain to code just to be able to upload a video file since the "upload video" tool in Media Services only takes up to 200MB..Can you increase that tool to take 400Mb?
Plus the .MP4 url generated on storage/container does not work when I plug it in a player. How can I get my videos to play??? You got to make this easier.
I tried a lot of programs outhere thay claim to upload your large file to your blob account (I gave them my credentials )and only one of them is working, other doesn't simply work, and I have to pay for it, I think it should be Microsoft's job to handle file uploading properly. I can't beleive they don't until now! Voted
Jamie Thomson commented
Nearly 5 years on and we still don't have this most simple of features. I accept there needs to be feature prioritization and that I shouldn't expect Microsoft to simply implement what I want but come one....this is surely a no-brainer.
Olav Tollefsen commented
We should also support upload to Azure Blob Store directly from the browser.