Posted On: May 24, 2019

You can now use AWS CloudFormation templates to automate the deployment of solutions that use AWS Transfer for SFTP (AWS SFTP) servers. You can now also upload and associate an RSA host key with your AWS SFTP server.  

AWS SFTP enables you to move Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) data transfer workloads to AWS without needing to modify applications, or manage any servers. Using AWS CloudFormation, you can automate and standardize the creation of SFTP servers, integrate an existing identity provider for end-user authentication, and deploy AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles for end-user access, in a single stack. 

Additionally, you can import an RSA host key, which is used to identify your AWS SFTP server to SFTP client users. This blog post demonstrates how to set up your server, and import a host key to seamlessly migrate your end users from your existing server, eliminating the need for them to update firewall configurations or server identifier (for e.g. known_hosts) files.

These features are available in all regions where AWS SFTP is available. To learn more, visit the AWS SFTP website, or get started in the AWS Console.