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Overview

Available in version 8.6 and later

This page provides a guide for configuring an SFTP service as a Storage Target in the Verba Recording System.

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a secure version of File Transfer Protocol (FTP), which facilitates data access and data transfer over a Secure Shell (SSH) data stream. It is part of the SSH Protocol. This term is also known as SSH File Transfer Protocol.

SFTP was designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as an extended version of SSH 2.0, allowing file transfer over SSH and use with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and VPN applications. Both the commands and data are encrypted in order to prevent passwords and other sensitive information from being transferred over the network. The functionality of SFTP is similar to that of FTP. However, SFTP uses SSH to transfer files. SFTP requires that the client user must be authenticated by the server, and the data transfer must take place over a secure channel (SSH). It allows a wide range of operations to be performed on remote files, acting somewhat like a remote file system protocol. All data is encrypted before being sent across the network.

The SFTP Storage Targets support Username/Password and Public Key Authentication methods.

For a general description of storage targets, please refer to Storage and export targets.


Creating an SFTP target

Follow the steps below to create a new Verba Storage target for SFTP:

Step 1 - Open the Verba Web interface, then select Policies > Storage Targets from the top menu.

Step 2 - Click on Add New Storage Target

Step 3 - Fill out the configuration form according to the requirements in the following table.

Configuration itemDescription
NameName your storage target. This name will identify this target across the system.
TypeSelect SFTP
PathThis is the path where you want to store the media files.
Host Name or IP Address

Name or address of the SFTP server.

Port

The access port of the SFTP server.

Username/Password Authentication
Login Name

User name of the SFTP user configured for Verba access in SFTP server.

Password

Password of the SFTP user configured for Verba access in SFTP server.

Public Key Authentication
SFTP Public Key Specify the certificate file/certificate thumbprint (a certificate stored in the Windows Certificate Store or PEM/PFX certificate file path)
SFTP Private Key Specify the certificate file/certificate thumbprint (a certificate stored in the Windows Certificate Store or PEM/PFX certificate file path)
SFTP Private Key Password

Specify the password for the file that contains the certificate key

Export Target

When enabled, the storage target is available as an export target for all or specific users

Step 4 - Click Save to save the settings

After this point, the storage target is available for use by other Verba components (e.g., Data management policies).

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