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How to SFTP using Powershell

I have a few projects where I need to pull files from a SFTP server into a Windows network share. In this post we will go over how to use POSH-SSH and the SFPT functions.


GitHub: https://github.com/darkoperator/Posh-SSH


Installing POSH-SSH


Open Powershell as Administrator and run the below command:


Find-Module Posh-SSH | Install-Module














 

Lets now take a look at all the new functions that got added by entering the Get-Command -Module posh-ssh | ft -AutoSize



 

Now that we have POSH-SSH installed we can try out some of the commands. I found a free SFTP site (https://www.sftp.net/public-online-sftp-servers) that allows you to test out SFTP.



Lets start off by Importing the POSH-SSH module





 

Lets add the credentials into the $Credential variable


 

Enter the User Name and Password provided by sftp.net (https://www.sftp.net/public-online-sftp-servers)












 

Lets check the $Credential variable





 

Lets use the New-SFTPSession command to connect into the SFTP server





 

Lets take a look at the items in the root directory












 

After poking around we found some files in /pub/example

















 

Lets just display only the FullName









 

Lets filter just the files with the .png file extension







 

Lets pass all the files into the $SFTPFiles variable














 

Let create a ForEach loop to get the file then test if it was copied to c:\test directory.


 

Your output should look like this










 

Full code:




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