Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) support for Azure Blob Storage (preview)


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Another day another news and now we have our own loved blob storage supporting the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). This support provides the ability to securely connect to Blob Storage accounts via an SFTP endpoint, allowing you to leverage SFTP for file access, file transfer, as well as file management.


SFTP support is currently in PREVIEW and is available in 

  • North Central US
  • East US 2
  • East US 2 EUAP
  • Central US EUAP
  • Canada East
  • Canada Central
  • West Europe
  • North Europe
  • Australia East
  • Switzerland North
  • Germany West Central
  • East Asia
  • France Central

To enroll in the preview, see this form.

Azure allows secure data transfer to Blob Storage accounts using Azure Blob service REST API, Azure SDKs, and tools such as AzCopy. However, legacy workloads often use traditional file transfer protocols such as SFTP. You could update custom applications to use the REST API and Azure SDKs, but only by making significant code changes.

Prior to the release of this feature, if you wanted to use SFTP to transfer data to Azure Blob Storage you would have to either purchase a third party product or orchestrate your own solution. You would have to create a virtual machine (VM) in Azure to host an SFTP server, and then figure out a way to move data into the storage account.

Now, with SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage, you can enable an SFTP endpoint for Blob Storage accounts with a single setting. Then you can set up local user identities for authentication to transfer data securely without the need to do any additional work.

To learn how to enable SFTP for your storage account, see Connect to Azure Blob Storage by using the Secure File Transfer (SFTP) protocol (preview).

Source : Microsoft Docs

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