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Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a secure version of File Transfer Protocol (FTP) that enables data transfer over a Secure Shell (SSH) protocol.

SFTP connector allows the downloading of source files and uploading of target files directly to/from the SFTP repository. The connector uses the SFTP API to implement the integration.

Use Cases

There are a number of use cases for the connector:

  • Project managers can add files directly to projects from an online repository.

  • Set up the submitter portal to allow Submitters to add files to requests directly from the online repository.

  • Use automated project creation (APC) to have new projects automatically created when a change in the last modified date is detected for monitored files or a folder.

    • Selected files are imported the very first time APC runs. No files are imported when a folder is monitored.

    • This connector supports absolute path setting.

  • Set up continuous jobs to have selected files monitored for changes.

SFTP Settings

No changes are required.

Phrase TMS Settings

  1. From the Settings Setup_gear.png page, scroll down to the Integrations section.

  2. Click on Connectors.

    The Connectors page opens.

  3. Click New.

    The Create page opens.

  4. Provide the following information:

    • Host name. Does not include the protocol (e.g.

    • Port number (default setting is 22).

    • SFTP Username.

    • SFTP Password.

    • SSH key.

      Only legacy PEM private key format is supported when using the SSH key for authentication. Use the -m PEM option when generating the SSH key with ssh-keygen.

    • SSH passphrase.

  5. Click Test connection.

    A checkmark will appear if the connection was successful. A red exclamation point will appear if it wasn't. Hover over the icon to see additional details.

  6. Click Save.

    The connector is added to the list on the Connectors page.

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