AWS Transfer for SFTP
User Guide

Editing Servers

There are two different SFTP server screens in the AWS SFTP console:

  • The Servers page, which contains a list of SFTP servers that exist in the AWS Region that you chose.

    An example is shown following.

  • The Server Configuration page, which contains the details and properties of an individual server as shown following.

    Server properties include status, service endpoint, custom hostname, the logging role, users, and tags.

To find details on an SFTP server

  1. Open the AWS SFTP console, and navigate to the Servers page.

  2. On the Servers page, choose the SFTP server whose details you are interested in by choosing the check box by its name.

  3. Choose the identifier in the Server ID column to see the Server Configuration page, shown following.

Putting an SFTP Server Online or Offline

When an SFTP server is online, you can use it for SFTP file operations. You can bring your server online or take it offline by using the AWS SFTP console.

To bring an SFTP server online

  1. Open the AWS SFTP console, and choose Servers in the navigation pane.

  2. Choose an SFTP server that is offline by choosing the check box next to its name.

  3. For Actions, choose Start.

It can take a couple of minutes for an SFTP server to switch from offline to online.

To take an SFTP server offline

  1. Open the AWS SFTP console, and choose Servers in the navigation pane.

  2. Choose an SFTP server that is online by choosing the check box next to its name.

  3. For Actions, choose Stop.

While an SFTP server is starting up or shutting down, SFTP servers are not available for file operations. The console doesn't show the starting and stopping states.

If you find the error conditions START_FAILED or STOP_FAILED, contact AWS Support to help resolve your issues.