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
That because they want to force a CORS solution that is chargeable. Just ran into this. On very large files the idea is to chunk it. FTP would probably circumvent this.
Gonzalo Dominguez commented
How can we improve Azure Storage? Why are you asking questions if you don't want to hear our answers? Voting is been disabled for this feature ... shame on you!!!
Since FTP was born in 1971, it is still the most reliable file transfer method over internet.
This is specially true when moving large amounts files from remote locations with unreliable connections.
FTP can run unattended and manage large queues of files, resuming file transfer when link is broken.
Can AzCopy do this? the answer is NO.
I wander how much cloud storage business will lose Microsoft if AWS makes this feature available soon.
You've declined this on the basis that people no longer need it, but it has more votes than features you are working on. This makes no sense!
I'm working on a new project which needs to handle SFTP uploads (every file will be 2GB) for compatibility with a legacy system which can't be replaced in a suitable timeframe.
It's crazy that we will need to use VMs and build a bespoke solution for something that Microsoft could very easily offer as a feature of Blob 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.