SFTP connection properties


The SFTP connection window, where the properties of a SFTP connection can be defined, is opened if:

  • A new SFTP connection is added
    There are two options to define the properties of a new SFTP connection:
    • File panel menu item "SFTP new connection..." in the list of SFTP/FTP connections
      This file panel menu item is active only if, the file panel shows the list of SFTP/FTP connections
    • Main menu item "Tools → SFTP new connection..."
  • The properties of an existing SFTP connection are opened
    The context menu item "Properties" is shown in the list of SFTP/FTP connections after right clicking the SFTP connection to edit.


Install and connect a SFTP-Connection with the login type "Key file"

The following steps need to be done to install a new SFTP connection with the login type "Key file".

  • The server administrator creates a new user with user name, private and public key.
  • He sends to the user the user name and a .ppk file containing the privat key. The private key is not stored on the server.
  • The user defines the key in the dialog "Tools → Settings → FTP/SFTP".
  • The user creates this SFTP connection in this dialog.
  • With the connection to the SFTP server user name and private key are send. The server calculates the public key from the private key and verifies, if user name and public key are authorized. 



Name - if you want to save

A SFTP connection name is required, if the connection should be saved in the list of SFTP/FTP connections.

Server

Host address

SFTP server Internet address or Server IP Address.

Port

The server port.

Remote path

The Server path shown as root on the SFTP-Client.

Local path

Activating a SFTP connection shows the items of the path defined in the field "Remote path" in the appropriate field panel.

If a path is specified under "Local path", its items are shown in the other file panel.

Login

  • Login type
    • Password
      For this login type "User name" and "Password" have to be defined. With the connection the server checks, if "User name" and "Password" are authorized. 
      The longer the password, the more difficult it becomes for an attacker to crack the password. The password should be changed regularly.
    • Key file
      For this login type "User name", "Key storage type" and "Key name" have to be defined. For this login type, the authentication is via private and public key. Therefore this login type is far more secure than a password.
  • User name
    The user name of the SFTP client on the SFTP server.
  • Password
    The password of the SFTP client on the SFTP server. Only active for the login type "Password".
  • Key storage type
    Only active for the login type "Key file". Storage location for the files containing authentication keys.
    • File
      For keys that are stored in files.
    • Registry
      For keys that are stored in the registry.
  • Key name
    If the "Key storage type" "File" is selected, a key can be selected that is defined under the main menu item "Tools → Settings → FTP/SFTP" for the key storage type "File".
    If the "Key storage type" "Registry" is selected, a key can be selected that is defined under the main menu item "Tools → Settings → FTP/SFTP" for the key storage type "Registry".

Connect

After activating the button "Connect" all items (files and folders) of the server path defined in the SFTP connection are shown in the SFTP/FTP panel.