The /ftp/import Robot

Our /ftp/import robot

Transloadit is happy to import from whatever storage solution suits you best.

The /ftp/import Robot imports whole libraries of files from your FTP servers into Transloadit. No public key authentication is required. This Robot relies on password access..

The /ftp/import Robot's Parameters

Name Type Default Description
host (required) String The host to connect to via FTP.
user (required) String The user to use for the FTP connection. For additional security we recommend setting up a separate FTP user with a name that is hard to guess.
password (required) String The password to use for the FTP connection.
path (required) String The path on your FTP server where to search for files. Files are imported recursively from all sub-directories and sub-sub-directories (and so on) from this path.
ignore_errors Boolean false There might be an error coming up when trying to extract meta data from your imported files. This happens for files that are zero bytes big for example. Setting this to true will cause the Robot to not stop the import (and the entire Assembly) when that happens.
passive_mode Boolean true Determines if passive mode should be used for the FTP connection.

Example use cases featuring the /ftp/import robot

See the robot in action with some live demos and code samples right here on our website:

Import files from your FTP server

Here you can see a quick example of the Assembly Instructions required to create this encoding pipeline. More information is available in the Live demo

 "steps": {
    "imported": {
      "robot": "/ftp/import",
      "result": true,
      "host": "",
      "user": "YOUR_FTP_USER",
      "password": "YOUR_FTP_PASSWORD",
      "path": "path/to/file.jpg"

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