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Status Delivered
Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 30, 2021

DataPower unable to establish SFTP connection with ssh errors

File transfer is failing with error Could not create directory /root/.ssh while connecting to SFTP server

Idea priority High
RFE ID 149621
RFE Product IBM DataPower Gateways
  • Admin
    Ulas Cubuk
    Feb 26, 2024

    Support for running DataPower containers as root user has been added for special use cases like SSH/SFTP.

    By default, DataPower containers run as a non-root user. However, there are certain features within DataPower that require root privileges, such as SSH and SFTP. To allow these features to work, the DataPower container must be run as root user.
    As a best practice, workloads which need root privilege should be isolated from the rest. For example, if a single Multi-Protocol Gateway (MPGW) service in DataPower relies on SFTP, then it should be deployed in a separate DataPowerService instance running as root user. All other services which do not require root privilege should be deployed in a different DataPowerService which runs using default security constraints.