Connectors and Plugins

SFTP Connector

Available for

  • Team, Ultimate and Enterprise editions

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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 Automation Widget to allow Submitters to add files to requests directly from the online repository.

  • Use Automated Project Creation (APC) to have Memsource automatically create new projects 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 Memsource monitor selected files for changes.

  • The Connector API can be used to automate steps otherwise performed manually through the UI. Webhooks can be used to have Memsource notify 3rd party systems about certain events (for example, a job status change).

SFTP Settings

No changes are required.

Memsource Settings

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

  2. Click on Connectors.

    The Connectors page opens.

  3. Click New.

    The Create Connector page opens.

  4. Provide a name for the connection and change the Type to SFTP .

  5. 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.

  6. Click Test connection.

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

  7. Click Save.

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

If a default project, branch, and folder is required when connecting, open the connector configuration and click the Select Remote Folder button to set it.

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