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
Microsoft should have done this about 5 years ago ...
... the monolithic pace at which you guys at Microsoft move is frankly insulting if you want to be forward thinking and pushing progress in to the cloud.
Why ask for feedback when this is ignored, one of the most voted features for a long time, other less voted features get implemented - Listen to your customers.
Darrin Dexheimer commented
Bump! - we have 700+ clients sending us files via SFTP today. I fully expected a Managed SFTP Service in Azure. Specifically an Azure native solution, direct to blob/file storage (not a third party solution)
Rutger Smit commented
Having a SFTP interface on Azure Storage would make so many integrations so much easier!
SFTP as a service is a necessity nowadays. A lot of our customers are using AWS just for that, and that can be bad for Azure as they are learning more and more AWS...
I've been wanting this for years and can't believe it is still not available. Many of our customers will only send us files by SFTP or FTPS. Many of those are using main frame systems and would never even consider an API or AZcopy.
We have an FTP server set up on a VM on our legacy system but in this day and age why would we not have a integrated option in Azure?
The implications of setting up a VM just for FTP in our new cloud offering are not minor.
FTP is not going away anytime soon.
SFTP connectors using Azure Data Factory??? haven't used it yet, but planning to use it..
Here we are years later and nothing..
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.