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SFTP transport type

SFTP Transport Type

In short, SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) allows secure file transferring. It is a secure version of FTP, in that it uses SSH (Secure Shell) to encrypt the data stream.

There are three sections when configuring SFTP, which are described in detail below.

Sftp Settings

Destination Folder

Destination SFTP folder, a folder on the SFTP-server where the files are delivered.

Temp. Folder

Temporary SFTP folder. Sometimes there is a temp-folder on the SFTP-server that the connection can use. It helps to minimize the amount of time where the connection locks the file-system.

Before Put

FTP command to execute before writing the file.

After Put

FTP command to execute after writing the file.

These settings always have to be filled out.

Connection Settings


Hostname or IP address of SFTP server.


SFTP server port number.


SFTP account username.


SFTP account password. (click ‘Show’ to reveal the password - user setup)

Proxy Settings

These fields are very rarely used and will probably be deprecated in Link.


This transport type supports setting up a corresponding monitor item directly from this page. 

Please read the Embedded monitor item types chapter to learn more.

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