AWS Transfer for SFTP
User Guide

Editing Servers

You can locate information for and configure AWS Transfer for SFTP servers, and also put them online and offline, by using the AWS Management Console.

Finding Information About Your Servers

On the AWS Transfer for SFTP console, you can find a list of all the SFTP servers that are located in the AWS Region selected.

You can also find a list of details and properties for an individual SFTP server. Server properties include: status, service endpoint, custom host name, logging role, users, and tags.

To find a list of the SFTP servers that exist in an AWS Region

  • Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS SFTP console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/transfer/.

    If you have one or more AWS SFTP servers in the current AWS Region, the console opens to show a list of your servers. If you don't see a list of servers, make sure that you are in the correct AWS Region. You can also choose Servers from the navigation pane.

    You can see an example Servers list following.

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 properties 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.

Note

When you stop an SFTP server to take it offline, currently you are still accruing service charges for that server. To eliminate additional SFTP server-based charges, delete that server.

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 aren't available for file operations. The console doesn't show the starting and stopping states.

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