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
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.
inSyca IT Solutions GmbH (Operations) commented
A lot of customers have to deal with FTP/SFTP especially in the logistics environment. This could be a massive door opener to migrate customers to Azure.
Here is a real world scenario. We have weather stations that are remotely deployed and upload weather data and an all sky photo every couple of minutes + a video once a day. This information is then displayed on website. The camera vendor uses either SFTP or FTP to upload and the weather vendor uses FTP. Neither is interested in rewriting their software to support a REST API given the prevalence of FTP. What would be ideal is to use blob storage + a web app. Unfortunately, we have to use a VM + a VM because blob storage doesn't support FTP and web apps can't mount managed disks (making VM + web app impossible). We could go VM + logic app + web app but that would be significantly more expensive. We have been investigating AWS because it looks like that could be S3 (supports FTP/SFTP/FTPS) + LightSail.
Really need this, current solution (using a vm or container) is not ideal
I'm a data transfer consultant - SFTP access to Files/Blob is a current requirement. Running up an SFTP server on a Linux instance at Azure and then using SMB from that is a very poor and high-maintenance alternative. AWS S3 has this as a native service, and if I can persuade my customer to move there I will.
Annabel pearce commented
Really need to be able to move Azure blob storage to a 3rd party FTPS (implicit). Struggling with this right now in Azure Logic apps
David Hernando commented
definetively a must have! for Files/Blob
We have a use case for this at the moment and are struggling to find a work around. We have a system generating files stored on an Azure file share. We need to move these files from Azure to on premise using the existing tool set (MSFT) which would be simply implemented if this protocol was enabled.
We will probably end up installing a SFTP server in Azure and accessing that from the MSFT tools on premise or using Azure File Sync.
For the obvious reasons specified multiple times already!!!
I need this too... For christ sake!
Jacob Floyd commented
I would like to use scp with file storage to avoid mounting via cifs/smb in linux containers/vms.
Nate Wicke commented
SFTP is necessary. There are a lot of organizations that still send files back and forth with SFTP and aren't ready to use the Azure Storage API. AWS offers an SFTP service for S3.