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Connect to SFTP

Automation Workshop includes the Connect to SFTP Action that establishes a connection between a local machine and a remote Linux/Unix/Windows SFTP server for automated file transferring · See FTP automation highlights.

The SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) connection is then used to monitor for file or folder changes or to perform Cloud and FTP Actions that include options to upload, download, synchronize, list, move, rename, delete and create files and directories.

Features & highlights

  • Securely connect to any regular SFTP server, and execute remote commands on the server.
  • Supports AWS Transfer for SFTP features. Simply enable this option in AWS Management Console, to make the secure connection. However, for the best experience, use a built-in Connect to Amazon S3 Action.
  • Supports all SFTP protocol versions up to v6, as well as the SCP SSH connection type, which can be much faster in specific scenarios.
  • Supports authenticating both with user credentials or SSH keys with an additional passphrase. For the most secure communications the 2FA can be used.
  • Supports server validation based on public key fingerprints.
YouTube video · Synchronize SFTP server files & documents

Usage examples


  • Connection · Set up a secure SFTP connection.
  • Advanced · Server validation options.
  • Options · Name the SFTP connection and set up the advanced error processing.


  • Connect to SFTP integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the Connect to SFTP Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using quick shortcuts like «CS» or «CTS».



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