SFTP Gateway is a secure-by-default, pre-configured SFTP server that saves uploaded files to Azure Blob Storage. This product is built on the base CentOS 7 image found on Azure.
SFTP is still commonly used to support long established business processes and securely transfer files with 3rd party vendors. Use SFTP Gateway as a traditional SFTP server, or to upload these files to Azure storage.
SFTP users are configured with SSH public key authentication by default. This is more secure than passwords, which can be weak and are sent over the wire. Password authentication can still be enabled if necessary, however.
Easy User Management:
SFTP Gateway includes an admin web interface, so you can manage users without the command line. The admin web interface lets you create users, configure their SSH key, and set a Blob Storage upload location.
SFTP Gateway also provides RESTful and command line interfaces for easier scripting. These APIs provide more extensive control over the user creation process and are designed to fit into your business process while implementing best security practices.
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