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SFTP interface to Rackspace Cloud Files and Open Stack Object Storage (Swift)




sftp-cloudfs is a SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) interface to Rackspace Cloud Files and OpenStack Object Storage, providing a service that acts as a proxy between a SFTP client and a remote files/storage service.

The username/password pair used to open the SFTP session is validated using the authentication service of the files/storage service to get an authentication token.

The communication between the client and the SFTP daemon is encrypted all the time, and the SFTP service supports HTTPS communication with the remote files/storage service.


To install the software, run following command:

 python setup.py install

You may need to create a host key with ssh-keygen.


Once installed you can run the service with sftpcloudfs executable, that supports following options:

 --version show program's version number and exit
 -h, --help show this help message and exit
 -a AUTHURL, --auth-url=AUTHURL
 Authentication URL
 -k HOST_KEY, --host-key-file=HOST_KEY
 Host RSA key used by the server
 -b BIND_ADDRESS, --bind-address=BIND_ADDRESS
 Address to bind (default:
 -p PORT, --port=PORT
 Port to bind (default: 8022)
 -l LOG_FILE, --log-file=LOG_FILE
 Log into provided file
 -f, --foreground
 Run in the foreground (don't detach from terminal)
 --syslog Enable logging to system logger (daemon facility)
 -v, --verbose Show detailed information on logging
 Pid file location when in daemon mode
 --uid=UID UID to drop the privileges to when in daemon mode
 --gid=GID GID to drop the privileges to when in daemon mode
 Use an alternative configuration file

The default location for the configuration file is /etc/sftpcloudfs.conf.
Last updated on March 29th, 2012

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