The /sftp/import Robot

Our /sftp/import robot

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

The /sftp/import Robot imports whole libraries of files from your SFTP servers into Transloadit. This Robot relies on public key authentication.

The /sftp/import Robot's Parameters

Name Type Default Description
user (required) String The user to use for the SFTP connection.
host (required) String The host to connect to via SFTP.
path (required) String The path on your SFTP server where to search for files.
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.
port Integer 22 The port to use for the connection.

Example use cases featuring the /sftp/import robot

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

Import an entire folder of files from your SFTP 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": "/sftp/import",
      "result": true,
      "host": "",
      "user": "YOUR_SFTP_USER",
      "path": "images/"

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You can easily combine Robots to create powerful workflows, unique to your business.

This is the power of Transloadit.