How to Deploy a Cloud SFTP Server


If you have switched from FTP to SFTP for file transfers, you have improved file transfer security. Unfortunately, coding connections, managing SFTP servers and troubleshooting file transfers is still time-consuming. Worst of all, those tasks are taking time away from solving more important problems.

With our cloud managed file transfer (MFT) software, you can automate SFTP transfers in the cloud. Our software eliminates point-to-point connections, removes the need to code and simplifies troubleshooting.

How to Deploy a Cloud SFTP Server

With our software, the cloud SFTP server is already deployed in the cloud and ready for file transfers. Instead of using code, you create server and client endpoints (see definition below) in a no-code interface. We manage the service so you can focus on more important projects.

How to Start SFTP Transfers

Before we explain how to start SFTP transfers in Thru, here are three terms to know:

  • An organization is any group that you want to send files to.
  • An endpoint represents where files are coming from (source) or where they are going (target). The system checks source endpoint(s) for new files and delivers them to target endpoint(s).
  • A flow* is a pathway between endpoints. Flows can connect as many organizations as needed. Flows can be from one source to many targets, from many sources to one target, or from/to an integration platform (iPaaS).

    *Note: We call flows “transports” in previous versions.

start sftp transfers by creating flows to transfer files between organizations

For this example, we will assume that your company is using an SFTP server and your partners are using SFTP clients.

  1. Create organizations — one for your enterprise and others for your partners.
  2. Add an SFTP server endpoint for your enterprise.
  3. Add the folder path for your SFTP server endpoint.
  4. Add SFTP client endpoints for your partners.
  5. Add the folder paths for the SFTP client endpoints.
  6. Create a one-to-many flow and add yourself and your partners.
  7. Set how often the system checks for files.
  8. Test it.
  9. Start transferring files! You will receive alerts if there are missing files or endpoints that are down.

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