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SFTP Adapter

Hi Experts,

i am very confuse between these two words SFTP amd FTPs.Please explain me both.

I need to do the following PoC

FSTP Open Source Adapter integration with SAP XI - testing the features

Please let me know if there is any open source SFTP adapter available.


Former Member
Former Member replied

Though you may cover similar or even equal usecases with both adapters their protocols differ completely. FTPS is really FTP using a SSL/TLS connection while SFTP is a completely independent protocol with a SSH secure connection underneath. The decision which protocol to choose highly depends on the the system you want to connect to (maybe they do not even offer sftp or ftps) your network infrastructure and the scenario which needs to be covered. Technically SFTP would even allow to execute remote OS commands the same way you can do this via ssh e.g. with putty). Thats just an example that the requirements and of course the available adapters need to checked for the decision.

Technically the difference is huge.

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