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    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!

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

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    Alex Bedig commented  · 

    This is a key feature we need for getting client projects up and running with legacy systems. The ftp2azure project is great, but it's limited in that it must use "active" mode ftp (http://ftp2azure.codeplex.com/documentation => Things to Note: #2), which is a problem for some NATs and firewalls we run into (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Transfer_Protocol#NAT_and_firewall_traversal).

    Furthermore, I do not have a great sense of how many connections ftp2azure can handle, and what kinds of problems I might run into just because I'm running into it on the cloud (admittedly, I am just getting into going through the code)... it would be great if there was an Azure-based solution for this fundamental kind of connectivity.

    The permissions model system in ftp2azure (http://ftp2azure.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/view/64197#1039006) gets it right => the client can provide only a username and a password, and we are responsible for tying that to a private blob container within our storage account. We can get as fancy as we want with this, for example, I can imagine supporting a file tree-like structure by letting the "username" property be a "/" delimited path, and linking that to a hierarchy within my permissions-management tables in my database.

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