[ aws . transfer ]



Describes the connector that’s identified by the ConnectorId.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--connector-id <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--connector-id (string)

The unique identifier for the connector.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.


Connector -> (structure)

The structure that contains the details of the connector.

Arn -> (string)

The unique Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the connector.

ConnectorId -> (string)

The unique identifier for the connector.

Url -> (string)

The URL of the partner’s AS2 or SFTP endpoint.

As2Config -> (structure)

A structure that contains the parameters for an AS2 connector object.

LocalProfileId -> (string)

A unique identifier for the AS2 local profile.

PartnerProfileId -> (string)

A unique identifier for the partner profile for the connector.

MessageSubject -> (string)

Used as the Subject HTTP header attribute in AS2 messages that are being sent with the connector.

Compression -> (string)

Specifies whether the AS2 file is compressed.

EncryptionAlgorithm -> (string)

The algorithm that is used to encrypt the file.


You can only specify NONE if the URL for your connector uses HTTPS. This ensures that no traffic is sent in clear text.

SigningAlgorithm -> (string)

The algorithm that is used to sign the AS2 messages sent with the connector.

MdnSigningAlgorithm -> (string)

The signing algorithm for the MDN response.


If set to DEFAULT (or not set at all), the value for SigningAlgorithm is used.

MdnResponse -> (string)

Used for outbound requests (from an Transfer Family server to a partner AS2 server) to determine whether the partner response for transfers is synchronous or asynchronous. Specify either of the following values:

  • SYNC : The system expects a synchronous MDN response, confirming that the file was transferred successfully (or not).
  • NONE : Specifies that no MDN response is required.

BasicAuthSecretId -> (string)

Provides Basic authentication support to the AS2 Connectors API. To use Basic authentication, you must provide the name or Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of a secret in Secrets Manager.

The default value for this parameter is null , which indicates that Basic authentication is not enabled for the connector.

If the connector should use Basic authentication, the secret needs to be in the following format:

{ "Username": "user-name", "Password": "user-password" }

Replace user-name and user-password with the credentials for the actual user that is being authenticated.

Note the following:

  • You are storing these credentials in Secrets Manager, not passing them directly into this API.
  • If you are using the API, SDKs, or CloudFormation to configure your connector, then you must create the secret before you can enable Basic authentication. However, if you are using the Amazon Web Services management console, you can have the system create the secret for you.

If you have previously enabled Basic authentication for a connector, you can disable it by using the UpdateConnector API call. For example, if you are using the CLI, you can run the following command to remove Basic authentication:

update-connector --connector-id my-connector-id --as2-config 'BasicAuthSecretId=""'

AccessRole -> (string)

Connectors are used to send files using either the AS2 or SFTP protocol. For the access role, provide the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Identity and Access Management role to use.

For AS2 connectors

With AS2, you can send files by calling StartFileTransfer and specifying the file paths in the request parameter, SendFilePaths . We use the file’s parent directory (for example, for --send-file-paths /bucket/dir/file.txt , parent directory is /bucket/dir/ ) to temporarily store a processed AS2 message file, store the MDN when we receive them from the partner, and write a final JSON file containing relevant metadata of the transmission. So, the AccessRole needs to provide read and write access to the parent directory of the file location used in the StartFileTransfer request. Additionally, you need to provide read and write access to the parent directory of the files that you intend to send with StartFileTransfer .

If you are using Basic authentication for your AS2 connector, the access role requires the secretsmanager:GetSecretValue permission for the secret. If the secret is encrypted using a customer-managed key instead of the Amazon Web Services managed key in Secrets Manager, then the role also needs the kms:Decrypt permission for that key.

For SFTP connectors

Make sure that the access role provides read and write access to the parent directory of the file location that’s used in the StartFileTransfer request. Additionally, make sure that the role provides secretsmanager:GetSecretValue permission to Secrets Manager.

LoggingRole -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that allows a connector to turn on CloudWatch logging for Amazon S3 events. When set, you can view connector activity in your CloudWatch logs.

Tags -> (list)

Key-value pairs that can be used to group and search for connectors.


Creates a key-value pair for a specific resource. Tags are metadata that you can use to search for and group a resource for various purposes. You can apply tags to servers, users, and roles. A tag key can take more than one value. For example, to group servers for accounting purposes, you might create a tag called Group and assign the values Research and Accounting to that group.

Key -> (string)

The name assigned to the tag that you create.

Value -> (string)

Contains one or more values that you assigned to the key name you create.

SftpConfig -> (structure)

A structure that contains the parameters for an SFTP connector object.

UserSecretId -> (string)

The identifier for the secret (in Amazon Web Services Secrets Manager) that contains the SFTP user’s private key, password, or both. The identifier can be either the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) or the name of the secret.

TrustedHostKeys -> (list)

The public portion of the host key, or keys, that are used to authenticate the user to the external server to which you are connecting. You can use the ssh-keyscan command against the SFTP server to retrieve the necessary key.

The three standard SSH public key format elements are <key type> , <body base64> , and an optional <comment> , with spaces between each element.

For the trusted host key, Transfer Family accepts RSA and ECDSA keys.

  • For RSA keys, the key type is ssh-rsa .
  • For ECDSA keys, the key type is either ecdsa-sha2-nistp256 , ecdsa-sha2-nistp384 , or ecdsa-sha2-nistp521 , depending on the size of the key you generated.