How to Set Up a Secure FTP

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If you are worried about data security when you send files using the file transfer protocol (FTP), then you can set up a secure FTP connection instead. Secure FTP (sometimes shortened to SFTP) uses SSH protocols when connecting to an FTP site. This secures the data transfer. To set up a secure FTP connection you need to use an SFTP compatible client. These are freeware clients.

  • Download and install WinSCP. (See Resources.) Double-click the desktop icon once installation is complete. Click "Session." Enter your FTP address and then the login details. Click "File protocol" and select "Secure (SFTP)." Click "Login." You have now set up a secure FTP connection.

  • Download and install Core FTP LE. (See Resources.) There is a "Pro" version of this available for more advanced data connection types, but you have to pay for it. The free version allows SFTP. Click "Start," "All Programs," then "Core FTP" to open the program. Click "File," then "Sites." Enter your FTP login details and click to enable "SFTP." Click "Login."

  • Download and install FileZilla. (See Resources.) FileZilla is cross-platform and freeware. The program will open after installation. Click "File," then "Site Manager." Create a "New Site" and fill in the details. Click "Server Type" drop-down menu and select "SFTP" to enable the secure connection. Click "Connect" to create the connection.

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