FTP/FTPS and SFTP Providers

The File Fabric has the ability to index, manage and access file servers over the internet using FTP, FTPS, and SFTP protocols. The File Fabric can also be accessed itself as an FTP, FTPS, or SFTP server.

This document covers the ability to access external file servers, as storage providers using the following:

  • FTP, the File Transfer Protocol is a network protocol for accessing and managing file systems over a wide-area network. Passwords and data are not encrypted.
  • FTPS, also known FTP-SSL, and FTP Secure is an extension to FTP that adds support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS). It provides secure access.
  • SFTP, the SSH File Transfer Protocol, is another secure network protocol for file system access and management.

For client protocols see Cloud FTP and CloudDAV (WebDAV Protocol).

Add Provider

To add a new provider select “Dashboard” and “Add new Provider”.

Choose the FTP/FTPS and SFTP provider: