Create workflow from template - AWS Transfer Family

Create workflow from template

You can deploy an AWS CloudFormation stack that creates a workflow and a server from a template. This procedure contains an example that you can use to quickly deploy a workflow.

To create an AWS CloudFormation stack that creates a AWS Transfer Family workflow and server

  1. Open the AWS CloudFormation console at

  2. Save the following code to a file.

    AWSTemplateFormatVersion: 2010-09-09 Resources: SFTPServer: Type: 'AWS::Transfer::Server' Properties: WorkflowDetails: OnUpload: - ExecutionRole: workflow-execution-role-arn WorkflowId: !GetAtt - TransferWorkflow - WorkflowId TransferWorkflow: Type: AWS::Transfer::Workflow Properties: Description: Transfer Family Workflows Blog Steps: - Type: COPY CopyStepDetails: Name: copyToUserKey DestinationFileLocation: S3FileLocation: Bucket: archived-records Key: ${transfer:UserName}/ OverwriteExisting: 'TRUE' - Type: TAG TagStepDetails: Name: tagFileForArchive Tags: - Key: Archive Value: yes - Type: CUSTOM CustomStepDetails: Name: transferExtract Target: arn:aws:lambda:region:account-id:function:function-name TimeoutSeconds: 60 - Type: DELETE DeleteStepDetails: Name: DeleteInputFile SourceFileLocation: '${original.file}' Tags: - Key: Name Value: TransferFamilyWorkflows
    { "AWSTemplateFormatVersion": "2010-09-09", "Resources": { "SFTPServer": { "Type": "AWS::Transfer::Server", "Properties": { "WorkflowDetails": { "OnUpload": [ { "ExecutionRole": "workflow-execution-role-arn", "WorkflowId": { "Fn::GetAtt": [ "TransferWorkflow", "WorkflowId" ] } } ] } } }, "TransferWorkflow": { "Type": "AWS::Transfer::Workflow", "Properties": { "Description": "Transfer Family Workflows Blog", "Steps": [ { "Type": "COPY", "CopyStepDetails": { "Name": "copyToUserKey", "DestinationFileLocation": { "S3FileLocation": { "Bucket": "archived-records", "Key": "${transfer:UserName}/" } }, "OverwriteExisting": "TRUE" } }, { "Type": "TAG", "TagStepDetails": { "Name": "tagFileForArchive", "Tags": [ { "Key": "Archive", "Value": "yes" } ] } }, { "Type": "CUSTOM", "CustomStepDetails": { "Name": "transferExtract", "Target": "arn:aws:lambda:region:account-id:function:function-name", "TimeoutSeconds": 60 } }, { "Type": "DELETE", "DeleteStepDetails": { "Name": "DeleteInputFile", "SourceFileLocation": "${original.file}" } } ], "Tags": [ { "Key": "Name", "Value": "TransferFamilyWorkflows" } ] } } } }
  3. Replace the following items with your actual values.

    • Replace workflow-execution-role-arn with the ARN for an actual workflow execution role. For example, arn:aws:transfer:us-east-2:111122223333:workflow/w-1234567890abcdef0

    • replace arn:aws:lambda:region:account-id:function:function-name with the ARN for your Lambda function. For example, arn:aws:lambda:us-east-2:123456789012:function:example-lambda-idp.

  4. Follow the instructions for deploying an AWS CloudFormation stack from an existing template in Selecting a stack template in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.

After the stack has been deployed, you can view details about it in the Outputs tab in the CloudFormation console. The template creates a new AWS Transfer Family SFTP server that users service-managed users, and a new workflow, and associates the workflow with the new server.