Document history for AWS Transfer Family - AWS Transfer Family

Document history for AWS Transfer Family

The following table describes the documentation for this release of AWS Transfer Family.

  • API version: transfer-2018-11-05

  • Latest documentation update: August 12, 2020

Change Description Date
A security policy with supported cryptographic algorithms can now be attached to your server You can now attach a security policy that contains a set of supported cryptographic algorithms to your server. For more information, see Working with security policies. August 12, 2020
Support for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) endpoints FIPS-enabled endpoints are now available in North American AWS Regions. For available regions, see AWS Transfer Family endpoints and quotas in the AWS General Reference. To enable FIPS for an SFTP-enabled server endpoint, see Create an SFTP-enabled server. To enable FIPS for an FTPS-enabled server endpoint, see Create an FTPS-enabled server. To enable FIPS for an FTP-enabled server endpoint, see Create an FTP-enabled server. August 12, 2020
User name character length increase and additional allowed characters User names can now have the at sign '@' and period '.' and be a maximum length of 100 characters. To add a user, see Add a user. August 12, 2020
Support for automatic CloudWatch logging AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role creation Transfer Family now supports automatic creation of a CloudWatch logging IAM role to view end-user activity. For more information, see Create an SFTP-enabled server, Create an FTPS-enabled server, or Create an FTP-enabled server. July 30, 2020
AWS Transfer Family now supports Source IP as a factor for authorization. Transfer Family adds support for using end users' source IP addresses as a factor for authorization, enabling you to apply an additional layer of security when authorizing access over Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), File Transfer Protocol over SSL (FTPS), or File Transfer Protocol (FTP). For more information, see Working with custom identity providers. June 9, 2020
AWS Transfer for SFTP is now AWS Transfer Family and adds support for FTP and FTPS. You can now use two additional protocols for your users' file transfers: File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Users can move, run, secure, and integrate FTP over SSL (FTPS) and cleartext FTP based workflows in AWS, in addition to existing Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) support. April 23, 2020
Support for virtual private cloud (VPC) security groups and Elastic IP addresses You can now create an allow list for incoming IP addresses using security groups, providing an additional layer of security for servers. You can also associate Elastic IP addresses with your server's endpoint. By doing this, you can enable users behind firewalls to allow access to that endpoint. For more information, see Creating a server in a virtual private cloud. January 10, 2020
Support for working in a VPC You can now create a server in a VPC. You can use your server to transfer data over your client to and from an Amazon S3 bucket without going over the public internet. For more information, see Creating a server in a virtual private cloud. March 27, 2019
First version of AWS Transfer Family released. This initial release includes setting up directions, describes how to get started, and provides information on client configuration, user configuration, and monitoring activity. November 25, 2018