Automatic Exports via SFTP

StriveScan's Automatic Uploads feature allows institutions the convenience of sending all of your scans directly to your server or CRM. StriveScan uses SSH or Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to connect to your destination server and deliver the files. 


  • Admin Users must set up Automatic Uploads and manage SFTP credentials
  • Standard Users can view the configuration and Upload History, but may not make changes
  • Limited Users do not have access to Automatic Uploads

Manage SFTP Credentials

Automatic Uploads are managed via StriveScan's website. 

If you use Technolutions Slate, we recommend setting up a Service Account dedicated to StriveScan's automatic uploads. 

  • Host (required): The IP address or hostname of the SFTP destination server
  • Port (required): Defaults to Port 22, but can be customized to match your server
  • Username (required)
  • Password
  • SSH Private Key and Passphrase for Private Key (optional): If you choose to authenticate using a key file, upload the key file
  • Upload Directory (optional): If the account credential you provided have access to multiple directories, you can specify the path to your desired destination directory. For example:  incoming/strivescan
  • Email for Error Notifications (optional, but recommended): Designate an email address to be alerted if a connection fails. StriveScan will automatically retry the next evening. 

Allow StriveScan's IP Addresses

If your destination server requires it, add the following IP addresses to your "allowed list" in order to permit StriveScan to connect to your SFTP host:


Test Connection

  • After saving your SFTP credentials, we recommend you ensure functionality by pressing the Test Connection button.
  • Then press the Send Test Files to send a sample batch of export files.

Turning It Off

  • To turn off future Automatic Uploads, press the Clear Credentials button. 

File Delivery

  • Every evening at approximately midnight Central time, StriveScan will batch all data from any college fairs or virtual events from the past 24 hours, across all team members.
  • Files are sent in CSV format. 
  • If no new data is present, nothing will be sent.
  • You may receive more than one CSV file:
    • Students (USA): Students from college fairs or virtual events with U.S. addresses or phone numbers.
      • Filename: StriveScan-Scans-Export-USA-YYYYMMDD-HHMMXM.csv
      • With a wildcard: StriveScan-Scans-Export-USA*.csv
    • Students (Global): Students from college fairs or virtual events with addresses or phone numbers from outside of the United States.
      • Filename: StriveScan-Scans-Export-GLOBAL-YYYYMMDD-HHMMXM.csv
      • With a wildcard: StriveScan-Scans-Export-GLOBAL*.csv
    • Parents: Parents from college fairs or virtual events.
      • Filename: StriveScan-Scans-Export-PARENT-YYYYMMDD-HHMMXM.csv
      • With a wildcard: StriveScan-Scans-Export-PARENT*.csv
    • Professionals: High school counselors, IECs, CBO leaders, and other educators from college fairs or virtual events.
      • Filename: StriveScan-Scans-Export-PROFESSIONAL-YYYYMMDD-HHMMXM.csv
      • With a wildcard: StriveScan-Scans-Export-PROFESSIONAL*.csv
    • Visits: If your institution subscribes to StriveScan for Visits, scans from high school visits will be separated from college fairs and virtual events. Students with U.S. phone numbers and addresses will be separate from those with addresses or phone numbers from outside the U.S.
      • Filename: StriveScan-Visit-Scans-Export-USA-YYYYMMDD-HHMMXM.csv
      • Filename: StriveScan-Visit-Scans-Export-GLOBAL-YYYYMMDD-HHMMXM.csv

Potential daily batch of files:

StriveScan Automatic Upload - Daily Batch of Files

Upload History

  • View a log of previous SFTP uploads via the Upload History page.
  • Each row of the history will represent one connection and transfer. 
    • Event Name: List of events where the data was obtained.
    • Records Synced: Total number of rows in the batch (cumulative of all of the Events).
    • Date & Time of the transfer
    • Status: Successful or Failure

Manual Exports

Even with Automatic Exports turned on, Admin and Standard users may continue to use the  Export button in the mobile app or website to manually export. Manual exports are performed by event, so only contain data for a single event.

Watch our StriveScan 201 Training for more details:

StriveScan 201 - Jump to 13:09 - Automatic Uploads

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