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On-demand SFTP Server using an existing storage account

Last updated: 29/04/2021

This template demonstrates an on-demand SFTP server using an Azure Container Instance (ACI).

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Parameter Name Description
existingStorageAccountResourceGroupName Resource group for existing storage account
existingStorageAccountName Name of existing storage account
existingFileShareName Name of existing file share to be mounted
sftpUser Username to use for SFTP access
sftpPassword Password to use for SFTP access
location Primary location for resources

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface