AWS Transfer for SFTP
User Guide

Getting Started

In this getting started exercise, you do the following:

  • Sign in to the AWS Transfer for SFTP console.

  • Create your first SFTP server.

  • Add a user.

  • Perform a file transfer.

Before you start, complete the requirements found in Setting Up, and create an Amazon S3 bucket and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user role.

When you create an SFTP server, you decide how that server can authenticate users and provide access to Amazon S3 storage. An SFTP server can only authenticate users using a single method. With the service-managed authentication method, SSH key pairs are used and a user's SSH public key is stored with the user's properties on the SFTP server.

Other identity provider types are possible. Through the API, you can use directory services that validate users on the basis of a user name–password pair, or some other custom authentication method of your choice.