Posted On: Jun 11, 2021

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, and AD Connector now enable you to use AD authentication with AWS Transfer Family, a fully managed service for transferring files over Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), File Transfer Protocol over SSL (FTPS), and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Elastic File System (EFS). This makes it easy for you to securely provide permissions for file transfers to users in your AD groups.

You can set up AD authentication for file transfers with AWS Transfer Family during the file transfer server creation process by selecting your directory and specifying which AD groups can access files stored in S3 or EFS. Once you configure access for the specified AD groups, users belonging to the AD groups can authenticate using their existing AD credentials and securely transfer files over the enabled protocols.

AWS Managed Microsoft AD and AD Connector support for AWS Transfer Family is available in all regions where these services are available. To learn more, visit the AWS Transfer Family usage guide or get started using the AWS Transfer Family Console.