Getting started with AWS Transfer Family - AWS Transfer Family

Getting started with AWS Transfer Family

In this getting started exercise, you do the following:

Before you start, complete the requirements in Setting up. As part of this setup, you create an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket and an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user role.

When you create a file transfer protocol enabled server, you decide how that server can authenticate users and provide access to Amazon S3 storage. This getting-started exercise uses service-managed authentication, which is authentication managed by AWS Transfer Family. In service-managed authentication, Secure Shell (SSH) key pairs are used.

You can also integrate your own custom authentication method to work with AWS Transfer Family. For this approach, both password and key-based authentication are supported. For more information about custom authentication, see Authenticate using custom identity providers.