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Workspace Aspera Ideas
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 8, 2023

sftp protocol support for Aspera along with FASP

Is it possible for IBM to support SFTP Protocol along with IBM Aspera FASP?

Like Aspera HTTP Gateway Server , can you set up an Aspera SFTP Gateway Server for the clients who cannot install Aspera connect client or use FASP Protocol for their app integration?

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Feb 16, 2023

    We have had issues with some clients using HTTP who for whatever reason while doing large transfers it has ended up timing out SFTP would be a good alternative. I know it would be limited but it would be good to add additional options for but in legal it is not always possible to ask clients to open 33001 and install software.

  • Guest
    Feb 9, 2023

    Why SFTP ?

    Currently Aspera Supports its HTTPGW .

    It's available through the web apps that support it: Faspex 5 and Aspra on Cloud, as well as through SDK and cpmmand line (aspera-cli).

    The advantage of HTTPS are:

    • supports HTTP proxies

    • well known security in networks (certificates, encryption)

    • support for "token based" authorization supporting Aspera web apps...

    SFTP does not provide those.

    If SFTP is a need, one can definitely install sftp on Linux and configure to access the same storage as Aspera.