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SFTP Writeback Connector

Version 5



Use this connector to export your data from a Domo DataSet to an SFTP server. To learn more about SFTP, visit the Wikipedia page at

You export data to an SFTP server in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the SFTP Writeback connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.


To configure this connector, you will need the following:

  • A Domo Client ID and Client Secret.

  • Your SFTP server host name. 

Important: The SFTP Server host name must have sftp:// in the beginning of the URL and should not end with a front slash (/).
  • Your SFTP server port number.

  • Your SFTP server username and password. 

  • Your SFTP server SSH private key.

  • The passphrase for your SSH private key.

To obtain your Domo Client ID and Client Secret, do the following:

  1. Login to Domo developer account.
  2. In the top right corner under My Account click New Client.
  3. Enter the application name and description.
  4. Provide the application scope by selecting the checkboxes for Data and User.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Once you have created a client, you can manage the client by clicking on Manage Client
  7. Your Client Secret will appear in the Manage Client section.

Configuring the Connection

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the SFTP Writeback Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your Domo developer account as well as your SFTP server. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  



Domo Client ID

Enter your Domo client ID.

Domo Client Secret

Enter your Domo client secret.


Enter your SFTP server hostname.

Important: The SFTP Server host name must have sftp:// in the beginning of the URL and should not end with a front slash (/).


Enter your SFTP server port number.


Enter your SFTP server username.


Enter your SFTP server password. 

SSH Private Key Enter your SFTP server SSH private key.
Passphrase Enter the passphrase for your SSH private key.

Once you have entered valid credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to set up a new Domo-SFTP connection. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a number of fields for specifying your data and indicating where it's going.



Input DataSet ID

Enter the DataSet ID (GUID) for the DataSet you want to copy to S3. You can find the ID by opening the details view for the DataSet in the Data Center and looking at the portion of the URL following datasources/. For example, in the URL, the DataSet ID is 845305d8-da3d-4107-a9d6-13ef3f86d4a4. 


Enter the path in your SFTP server where you would like the data to be saved. 

Select Filename

Select whether you want to reference your DataSet using the Input DataSet ID or an output file name. 


Enter the output file name for your data.

Note: Your output file is stored as a CSV file. You do not need to add the extension onto your file name.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.