Create an FTP source connection in the UI

The FTP connector is in beta. See the Sources overview for more information on using beta-labeled connectors.

This tutorial provides steps for creating an FTP source connection using the Adobe Experience Platform UI.

Getting started

This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:

If you already have a valid FTP connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow.

Gather required credentials

In order to connect to FTP, you must provide values for the following connection properties:

The name or IP address associated with your FTP server.
The username with access to your FTP server.
The password for your FTP server.

Connect to your FTP server

Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to create a new FTP account to connect to Platform.

Log in to Adobe Experience Platform and then select Sources from the left navigation bar to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources for which you can create an inbound account with.

You can select the appropriate category from the catalog on the left-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, you can find the specific source you wish to work with using the search option.

Under the Cloud storage category, select FTP. If this is your first time using this connector, select Configure. Otherwise, select Add data to create a new FTP connection.


The Connect to FTP page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.

New account

If you are using new credentials, select New account. On the input form that appears, provide a name, an optional description, and your credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new connection to establish.


Existing account

To connect an existing account, select the FTP account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.


Next steps

By following this tutorial, you have established a connection to your FTP account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring data from your cloud storage into Platform.