SFTP Access

When dealing with large volumes of clinician data - a batch file based interaction may be preferable. In these scenarios we can facilitate data sharing via files on an Axuall hosted SFTP drive. Setting this up is easy - it requires the generation of an RSA-4096 bit key - and the sharing of the public key with the Axuall team. Once shared - our team can provision access to an account specific drive.

Below we outline the steps for the generation of SSH keys and connection to our SFTP servers:

Mac & Linux

  1. Open your preferred terminal app.

  2. Type in the following command to generate your SSH key.
    ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "[email protected]"

  3. Based on your preferences - choose the name and a secure passphrase for the file.


  1. Download PuttyGenand follow the instructions therein to generate a public/private key pair, and to save the generated public/private keys.

SFTP Account Creation

  1. Share the public key (*.pub) from the above process with the Axuall team: [email protected].
  2. After you have sent the public key, we will create a SFTP account for you, and provide you with the username to login.

Connecting via SFTP

  1. Download a SFTP client - FileZilla Client is a popular option.

Connection options

  1. From the top menu, select File -> Site Manager...

    • Protocol: SFTP
    • Host: sftp.axuall.net
    • Logon Type: Key file
    • User: Username will be provided after the SFTP Account Creation step
    • Key file: The location of the id_rsa file that you created during SSH key generation
  2. You should now be able to connect and see your directory, and also be able to upload files.

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