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An SSH directory can be defined as an input and/or output location for your videos using either the LightFlow portal or API.

Using the LightFlow Portal

Click the SSH icon on the I/O Storage page:

On the SSH Storage Creation page that appears, enter the following information:

  • Name: Name of the SSH location as it will be displayed in LightFlow
  • SSH server hostname: Azure bucket name
  • SSH username: Azure account name
  • SSH key: Private key associated with the SSH account (choose a file to upload)
  • Type of storage: Select Input, Output or Input & Output (the same bucket can be selected for input and also as a repository for the output files)

Using the LightFlow API

To create an SSH endpoint with the API, send a POST instruction to

The response will include the unique identifier of the input/output storage location, which can be later selected as input (InputId) and/or output (OutputId) when posting a video.

curl ''
-H 'authorization: Bearer
-H 'content-type: application/json'
--data-binary '{
    "name":"My own SSH storage"


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