Create SFTP session using WinSCP

Sometimes its more useful to create SFTP session to Linux server then use SSH or terminal session, especially when user is not familiar with use of Linux CLI (Command Line Interface).

I use WinSCP as GUI application for creating SFTP session to Linux servers. You can download installation from this link. Create as much sessions as you need.

Start your fresh application and mark New Site as I did in slide 1.


Slide 1.

On File protocol verify that SFTP is selected.  Then fill up Host name, User name and Password. If targeted device is on domain you can use domain name, otherwise please use IP address. Username can be root or any other with root privileges or some other privileges (Slide 2.). Leave port number 22.


Slide 2.

Select login and verify that you want to connect to unknows server and that you will store RSA key (SFTP state for Secure File Transport Protocol and thus its using RSA as crypto algoritham) by selecting YES (Slide 3.).


Slide 3

Now you manage to establish SFTP connection to your server. You will see screen as any other File Manager software, and you can browse through directories, copy, delete, create or change files and directories based on your privileges (Slide 4.).


Slide 4.

I hope that this tutorial was informative to you and thank you for visiting this website.

Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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