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SFTP

SFTP, the SSH File Transfer Protocol, is used to secure an FTP transfer by passing through an SSH tunnel. Consequently, clients can use a simple graphic interface via the FTP client of their choice.

Connecting with SFTP

From Remote access > SSH allow your SSH user password connection permission.

Administration interface: list of SSH users
Administration interface: list of SSH users

Then from your FTP client, fill-in the SSH connection information. Let us take the example of the test account and the FileZilla FTP client:

  • user: test
  • password
  • hostname: ssh-test.alwaysdata.net
  • port: 22
FileZilla interface: SFTP connection
FileZilla interface: SFTP connection

This must not be confused with the FTPS protocol: FTP transfer secured by SSL or TLS protocols.