The first time you launch SFTP Gateway, you will go through a one-time configuration. This is where you create an admin user and configure a default Blob container.
These steps are performed in the web interface, so there is no need to SSH into the server.
Open the web interface
Open a web browser and navigate to the public IP address of the VM.
You will see a warning message:
The web interface uses SSL to protect network traffic. But the SSL certificate is self-signed, so you will need to bypass this warning message.
Click Advanced to reveal the rest of the page.
Click Proceed to IP-address (unsafe)
Create an admin account
After you bypass the SSL warning, you will see a welcome page.
In this section, you will create an admin account. Fill out the following fields:
- Username: Enter a username such as
- Password: Enter a password. Hover over the icon to see the password strength requirements.