Document history for Amazon Transfer Family - Amazon Transfer Family
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Document history for Amazon Transfer Family

The following table describes the documentation for this release of Amazon Transfer Family.

  • API version: transfer-2018-11-05

  • Latest documentation update: February 17, 2022

Change Description Date
Fully managed support for Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) file transfer protocol with Transfer Family servers. You can create servers that use the AS2 protocol for sending and receiving information to and from trading partners who are inside or outside the Amazon environment. For more information, see Create an AS2-enabled server configuration. July 25, 2022
Support for display banners when creating a server You can add customized messages when you create servers. You can display a pre-authentication message (all protocols), and a post-authentication message (for FTP and FTPS servers). For more information see Create an SFTP-enabled server, Create an FTPS-enabled server, or Create an FTP-enabled server. February 17, 2022
Support for Amazon Lambda as an identity provider You can now connect to a custom identity provider using Amazon Lambda with their Transfer Family servers. Previously, you had to supply an Amazon API Gateway URL to integrate a custom identity provider. For more information, see Using Amazon Lambda to integrate your identity provider. November 16, 2021
Support for Managed File Transfer Workflows Managed File Transfer Workflows provide you with post-upload processing abstractions for the common tasks that you currently perform manually. For more information, see Amazon Transfer Family managed workflows. September 2, 2021

AWSTransferLoggingAccessV3 – New policy

Amazon Transfer Family added a new managed policy, AWSTransferLoggingAccessV3, and deprecated policy AWSTransferLoggingAccessV2.

June 15, 2021
Support for Amazon Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory In addition to service managed and custom identity providers, you can now use Amazon Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory to manage user access for authentication and authorization. For more information, see Using the Amazon Directory Service identity provider. May 24, 2021
New Amazon Web Services Regions Amazon Transfer Family is now available in the Africa (Cape Town) Region. For more information about Transfer Family endpoints, see Amazon Transfer Family endpoints and quotas in the Amazon General Reference. February 24, 2021
New Amazon Web Services Regions Amazon Transfer Family is now available in the Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) and Middle East (Bahrain) Regions. For more information about Transfer Family endpoints, see Amazon Transfer Family endpoints and quotas in the Amazon General Reference. February 17, 2021
Support for Amazon EFS as a data store Transfer Family now supports file transfers into and out of Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS). Amazon EFS is a simple, scalable, fully managed elastic NFS file system. For more information, see Create an Amazon EFS file system. January 06, 2021
Support for Amazon WAF Transfer Family now supports Amazon WAF, a web application firewall that helps protect web applications and APIs from attacks. For more information, see Add a web application firewall. November 24, 2020
Support for multiple security groups in a virtual private cloud (VPC) You can now attach multiple security groups to a server in a VPC. For more information, see Create a server in a virtual private cloud. October 15, 2020
New Amazon Web Services Regions Transfer Family is now available in the Amazon GovCloud (US) Regions. For more information about Transfer Family endpoints for Amazon GovCloud (US) Regions, see Amazon Transfer Family endpoints and quotas in the Amazon General Reference. For information about using Transfer Family in the Amazon GovCloud (US) Regions, see Amazon Transfer Family in the Amazon GovCloud (US) User Guide. September 30, 2020
A security policy with supported cryptographic algorithms can now be attached to your server You can now attach a security policy that contains a set of supported cryptographic algorithms to your server. For more information, see Working with security policies. August 12, 2020
Support for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) endpoints FIPS-enabled endpoints are now available in North American Amazon Web Services Regions. For available regions, see Amazon Transfer Family endpoints and quotas in the Amazon General Reference. To enable FIPS for an SFTP-enabled server endpoint, see Create an SFTP-enabled server. To enable FIPS for an FTPS-enabled server endpoint, see Create an FTPS-enabled server. To enable FIPS for an FTP-enabled server endpoint, see Create an FTP-enabled server. August 12, 2020
User name character length increase and additional allowed characters User names can now have the at sign '@' and period '.' and be a maximum length of 100 characters. To add a user, see Managing users. August 12, 2020
Support for automatic Amazon CloudWatch logging Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role creation Transfer Family now supports automatic creation of a CloudWatch logging IAM role to view end-user activity. For more information, see Create an SFTP-enabled server, Create an FTPS-enabled server, or Create an FTP-enabled server. July 30, 2020
Amazon Transfer Family now supports Source IP as a factor for authorization. Transfer Family adds support for using end users' source IP addresses as a factor for authorization, enabling you to apply an additional layer of security when authorizing access over Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), File Transfer Protocol over SSL (FTPS), or File Transfer Protocol (FTP). For more information, see Working with custom identity providers. June 9, 2020
Amazon Transfer for SFTP is now Amazon Transfer Family and adds support for FTP and FTPS. You can now use two additional protocols for your users' file transfers: File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Users can move, run, secure, and integrate FTP over SSL (FTPS) and plain-text FTP based workflows in Amazon, in addition to existing Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) support. April 23, 2020
Support for virtual private cloud (VPC) security groups and Elastic IP addresses You can now create an allow list for incoming IP addresses using security groups, providing an additional layer of security for servers. You can also associate Elastic IP addresses with your server's endpoint. By doing this, you can enable users behind firewalls to allow access to that endpoint. For more information, see Create a server in a virtual private cloud. January 10, 2020
Support for working in a VPC You can now create a server in a VPC. You can use your server to transfer data over your client to and from an Amazon S3 bucket without going over the public internet. For more information, see Create a server in a virtual private cloud. March 27, 2019
First version of Amazon Transfer Family released. This initial release includes setting up directions, describes how to get started, and provides information on client configuration, user configuration, and monitoring activity. November 25, 2018