SFTP, or Secure File Transfer Protocol is a secure version of the FTP (File Transfer Protocol), which processes the data access and data transfer over a Secure Shell (SSH) data stream.



  • Upload File

    Upload a specific file on the SFTP server

  • Download File

    Download the specified file from the SFTP server

  • SFTP Delete File

    Delete a specific file from SFTP server

  • SFTP Append

    Append a specific local file to an existing file on the SFTP server

  • Make Directory

    Create a new directory at a specified location on the SFTP server

  • Get List of Files and Folders

    Retrieve list of files and folders from a specified directory on SFTP server

  • Remove Directory

    Delete the specified directory from the SFTP server

Common Questions

To use SFTP actions in your workflow, you will first need to connect your SFTP server to Built.io Flow Enterprise. 

To do this, drag any SFTP action listed under the SFTP service on the canvas and click on ‘the Add New’ option listed under ‘Connect to SFTP’ field in the configuration window. A window will appear where you will be prompted to enter the the following details:


Connection Label (Optional): Provide a connection name. 

Host (required): Enter the host/IP address of the SFTP server. 

Port (required): Enter the port number you want to connect with.

Login Type: Select the type of credentials you want to use to create this connection. 

   If you select 'Login Credentials', you will need to enter the following details:

     Username (required): Enter the username of your SFTP server. 

     Password (required): Provide the password for the specified username. 

  If you select 'SSH' key, you will need to enter the following details:

      Username (required): Enter the username of your SFTP server.

      SSH Private Key (required): Enter the SSH private key of your SFTP server. 

  By default, the value for this field is set to 'Login Credentials'. 

Once you have entered these details, click on the ‘ADD' button. Your SFTP connection will be automatically created and added under ‘Connect to SFTP’ field. Once added, this connection will be available in all SFTP actions and triggers.