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
@169969542-microsoft-azure-storage-team Will Gries, please prioritize this.
our organisation uses a Linux based SFTP server to exchange files with our clients. We have tried to get our clients to adopt REST backed by Blob but this has proven very challenging with very few of our clients having sufficient expertise to be able to change to a new content exchange method.
Being able to put an SFTP endpoint on blob storage would allow us to continue migrating our systems while avoiding disruption to our clients and business processes.
Alex K commented
Webdav would be great!
James R commented
I always favour SFTP over FTPS. FTPS is more complex as you need port 21 (if using explicit) or 990 (if using implicit) and then you need a passive port range. With SFTP simply just 1 port (port 22). But SFTP does not offer such a rich command set.
some of older system only able to send data over ftp/sftp protocol.
at the moment we need to spin "mini" VM just to host this service.
it will be awesome to get this as part of the azure stroage rightaway
FTP, SFPT and FTPS are widely used services. You should provide them.
Andrew K commented
FileMage offers a Azure Blob Storage backed SFTP and FTP(S) server deployable from the Azure Marketplace.
Check us out at https://www.filemage.io
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Dale Renaud commented
How do you expect to compete with AWS if a basic service such as this is not available?
Joshua Drake of Postgresql fame, by any chance? At any rate, looks like we shouldn't be holding our breathe...
Joshua Drake commented
This is the Hottest item on the network, and the second in terms of votes... and no response for an entire year... like most of these sites M$ has, this one is rapidly becoming useless.
Has this been planned already? If so, for when?
Andy B commented
Any news on this?
We need SFTP for in / out transfers with multiple 3rd parties.
Fabian Niederer commented
@Microsoft Azure Storage Team: any updates on this?
Phu Hoang commented
SFTP/FTP is a must for cloud integration and automation CI/CD
FTPS is preferable. Need to access it using FileZilla client or WINSCP or can be used using Windows Explorer
Greg Lloyd commented
Additionally support with Azure AD and/or AAD B2C that permissions can be scaled by user account.
Chris Magnuson commented
Dan Frank commented
We offer a fully managed SFTP/FTPS service for Microsoft Azure. See our marketplace listing;
SGTP/FTP is fundamental, customer has many legacy system that don't want change it.