SFTP (and FTPS) protocol support for Azure Files
Exposing the SFTP protocol would facilitate a bunch of scenarios where today 2 VMs (with all the management overhead that implies) are required.
Thanks for the feedback! We are interested in collecting feedback on this request – please vote for it if this is something you like to see.
We’re also interested in learning more what people want to use the SFTP/FTPS for and which protocol they prefer. Please feel free to leave us a comment letting us know more detail!
Program Manager, Azure Files
Matt Wales commented
Wow, I can;t believe this isn;t already done..
Jeroen H commented
Totally agree, @657567118-greg-lloyd! "Will people please stop posting about 3rd party SFTP solutions leveraging Azure Storage. This is a request that the feature be added by Microsoft. We don't another vendor, we want native support."
ARGH I need this right now... SFTP
Thomas G commented
Really, how can this not yet exist? Sftp is still a standard in many enterprises we work with. Their IT depts do not offer any other solution for file transfer. Installing/Using AZcopy or alike is not an option for them.
This is no. 2 on the upvote list. So, how about it MS Azure Storage Team? Any news since Feb 2018?
Blake, Joseph commented
We use SFTP to get files to and from our customers for processing. As it stands, we have to spin up a VM with an SSH daemon. If we could just have SSH/SFTP access to an Azure Storage Account, that's one less VM we have to run! And definitely, SFTP over FTPS if we have to choose only one (although, why limit to just one?)
Finally, with SFTP, ssh pubkey authentication support would also be a must
Can we get an update from MS on this? The under review message is soon to be 2 years old!
You already have ftp as a deployment opotion for app service. However there is still nothing for azure storage, which i assume is a much bigger demand.
Charles Bukenya commented
Please add this support, this is really something we would love to have
Greg Lloyd commented
Will people please stop posting about 3rd party SFTP solutions leveraging Azure Storage. This is a request that the feature be added by Microsoft. We don't another vendor, we want native support.
László K. commented
Implementing FTPS (as well as SFTP) for Azure Storage is long, long overdue. (One of the first comments for this enhancement is dated from Nov 2009--that's 10 years ago, as of this comment.)
In Financial Industry, SFTP is still commonly used. Having a solution directly embedded on Azure Storage service will be great and allow a smooth migration to Azure. You have all the building blocks for a full PaaS service : KeyVault for the keys management, Azure Active Directory for users management, Azure Monitor for the logging (audit trails)...
I vote for it !
Anass Kartit commented
SFTP already done by AWS but not yet on Azure
Graham Lucas commented
SFTP is my preference and I look forward to seeing it available soon.
Many company processes rely on systems like SSRS to produce files for consumption by third parties. SFTP is the lowest common denominator for file transfer in automation situations.
Requiring companies to re-engineer their applications to use REST api's to transmit files is rarely possible in the short term.
SFTP is a very common way to transfer files between systems. We have a COTS software that allows automated scheduled uploads of its config to an FTP or SFTP server. Right now to address the backups of that software, we need to setup a VM with a SFTP server, and then script something on that server to send to Azure Storage. Please implement SFTP!
Clark MacDonald commented
Current workarounds using Logic App trigger move from Blob is file size limited.
SFTP/FTPS would be the minimum requirement.
I would not recommend FTP as it's just too insecure.
Nick Locke commented
Old system, being completely rewritten to bring it up to date and run in Azure. However, out of our control is that system users need to upload files via SFTP - they always have and will not change. At the moment, that is the only non-obvious bit of our design.
+1 for ftp / sftp on blob storage
Nilabh Sagar commented
SFTP/FTPS is a must.
This would be a life saver!