In SFTP Gateway version
3.4.1, we have added a Diagnostics screen. Here, you will find some tools that will help with troubleshooting.
The System Information screen helps you gather important information that you will need when emailing our support team.
This section provides the following information, which you can include as a screenshot when creating a support request:
- Version: The specific version of SFTP Gateway (e.g.
- Cloud Provider: This will be either AWS, Azure, or GCP
- High Availability: Most setups will use a single instance, but some may use HA
There's also a Support Backup button that will export your users and settings as a yml document. You can send this file to our support team so that we can try to reproduce the issue.
Note: This Support Backup file will redact sensitive information such as credentials. So, do not use this for backup and recovery purposes.
In order to view the logs, you will first need to configure logging via the Azure Monitor Agent. This entails creating a Log Analytics Workspace for collecting the log files.
Cloud Log Connection tab, you will need to specify your Workspace ID and the table names for the Application & Audit log.
We brought back a feature from SFTP Gateway version 2, where we display log files within the web admin portal. This is a convenient way to access the log files, without having to SSH into the server.
There are two main log files used by SFTP Gateway:
- SFTP Activity Log: This is the SFTP audit log that records authentication attempts, along with SFTP activity such as traversing directories.
- Server Log: This is the Java
application.logfile that shows errors and stack traces. This log is helpful for troubleshooting difficult issues.
You can filter the log events by setting a Start Date. Use this to narrow down the events that took place after the issue started happening.