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How to configure an SFTP destination

This guide will walk you through how to create, edit, and remove a destination that you can use to transfer data into an SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server.


Before you begin

Before you create an SFTP destination, make sure all prerequisites have been met. Learn more about the prerequisites for creating an SFTP destination.


Instructions

The configuration stage of creating a new destination for SFTP in the Supermetrics Team Site includes the following fields.


If you’re missing any of the information you need for these fields, one of your server admins should be able to help you find it.


  1. Display name is the destination’s display name. Display names distinguish different destinations from each other.
  2. Hostname of the SFTP server you’re going to use as a destination. You need to exclude the port number or user credentials here. 
  3. Port number of your SFTP server. “22” is usually the standard. 
  4. Upload path is the folder structure you want to create in your SFTP base directory. For example, if you specify a path “subfolder1/data”, the transfers will create the folders in the directory if they don’t exist yet. If they do exist already, the data will be loaded into the specified path.
  5. Output format lets you select the format you want to receive your data in.
  6. Username is your SFTP username. 
  7. Password is the password for your SFTP username.


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