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
David Perry commented
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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.
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