SFTP: Upload a file

Use this action to save a file to a secure FTP folder.

Use case

Saving a file to an SFTP folder is a common method for creating an automated integration between Catalytic and another application. For example, Catalytic can create and save an XML or JSON file from a Web API action to an SFTP site where another application can download or use the data.

How to configure this action

This action requires a preconfigured SFTP integration. For more information on integrating Catalytic with other systems, please refer to the Integrations section of our help documentation.

There are many types of SFTPs, both web-based & on-prem and some will require a dedicated IP. If needed and if IT allows, we can authenticate with a username and strong password.

Fields for this action

  • SFTP Credentials

    • Select your team’s SFTP integration from the list.
  • File to upload

    • Specify the file to upload, Use a field reference to a file uploaded in a prior task or instance.
  • Upload to folder

    • The folder path for the folder to save the file in.
    • When entering a folder name, enter a / before it. For example, if the full folder path is ftp://example.exampleftp.com/folder, enter: /folder
  • Output field name

    • The name of the field that will contain a url to the uploaded file.

What will this output?

This action will generate the URL to the newly uploaded file in the field defined in Output field name.

Output fields for this action

  • Output field name

    • The url of the uploaded file. The field name will be the output field name defined during configuration.

Get help with a problem or question

If something’s not working as expected, or you’re looking for suggestions, check through the options below.

Why are my SFTP actions and triggers not working?

In some cases, SFTP triggers and actions will fail depending on the encryption algorithms your SFTP server supports. Your SFTP server and Catalytic must support the same encryption algorithms.

For a list of supported algorithms, see Supported SFTP Encryption Algorithms

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