Posted On: Sep 10, 2019

AWS Transfer for SFTP (AWS SFTP) customers can now create logical directory structures mapped to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket paths. This feature enables customers to easily lock down SFTP users’ access to designated folders (commonly referred to as ‘chroot’), and simplifies complex folder structures for data distribution through SFTP without replicating files across multiple users. Amazon S3 bucket names and paths can now be hidden from AWS SFTP users, providing an additional level of privacy to meet security requirements. 

AWS SFTP enables the movement of Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) based workloads to AWS without needing to modify applications, or manage any servers. When integrating an identity provider with an AWS SFTP server, customers can specify logical paths and map them to absolute paths in an Amazon S3 Bucket. When an SFTP user logs in using their client, the list of logical paths will be displayed to them in their home directory.  

Logical directories can be enabled for AWS SFTP servers using a custom identity provider in all regions where AWS SFTP is available. To learn more, visit the AWS SFTP website, or get started in the AWS Console