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This page contains the setup guide and reference information for the SFTP source connector.


  • The Server with SFTP connection type support
  • The Server host
  • The Server port
  • Username-Password/Public Key Access Rights

Setup guide

Step 1: Set up SFTP

  1. Use your username/password credential to connect the server.
  2. Alternatively generate Public Key Access

The following simple steps are required to set up public key authentication:

Key pair is created (typically by the user). This is typically done with ssh-keygen. Private key stays with the user (and only there), while the public key is sent to the server. Typically with the ssh-copy-id utility. Server stores the public key (and "marks" it as authorized). Server will now allow access to anyone who can prove they have the corresponding private key.

Step 2: Set up the SFTP connector in Airbyte

For Airbyte Cloud:

  1. Log into your Airbyte Cloud account.
  2. In the left navigation bar, click Sources. In the top-right corner, click +new source.
  3. On the Set up the source page, enter the name for the SFTP connector and select SFTP from the Source type dropdown.
  4. Enter your User Name, Host Address, Port
  5. Choose the Authentication type Password Authentication or Key Authentication
  6. Type File type (temporary comma separated)
  7. Enter Folder Path (Optional) to specify server folder for sync
  8. Enter File Pattern (Optional). e.g. log-([0-9]{4})([0-9]{2})([0-9]{2}). Write your own regex
  9. Click on Check Connection to finish configuring the Amplitude source.

Supported sync modes

The SFTP source connector supports the following sync modes:

Full Refresh - OverwriteWarning: this mode deletes all previously synced data in the configured bucket path.
Full Refresh - Append Sync
Incremental - Append
Incremental - Deduped History

Supported Streams

This source provides a single stream per file with a dynamic schema. The current supported type file: .csv and .json More formats (e.g. Apache Avro) will be supported in the future.


VersionDatePull RequestSubject
0.1.22022-06-1713864Updated stacktrace format for any trace message errors
0.1.02021-24-05Initial version