Comparison of Commons VFS, SSHJ and JSch Libraries for SFTP Support

Chanaka Lakmal
2 min readMar 13, 2017

This is a comparison of the research done by Sandra Parsick. This analyze a deeper comparison of SSHJ, Apache’s Commons VFS and JSch libraries for SFTP support.

The comparison is done under the following categories:
* Client authentication over password/public key
* Server authentication
* Upload/Download files over SFTP
* Execute plain shell commands
* File operations on the remote host like move, delete, list over SFTP



Chanaka Lakmal

PhD Student in Computer Science at UWaterloo | ex-WSO2 (Associate Technical Lead)