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FTP

(Build 870)

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The FTP storage provider is able to connect to FTP, FTPS, and SFTP servers.

While sounding similar, FTPS and SFTP are very different technologies. Make sure to select the correct server type when connecting securely.

In order to connect to a FTP server:

  • Select the appropriate server type and enter the server's address and port.

  • Select the authentication type.

  • Enter your login credentials (if any).

  • Chose the path by clicking ....

  • Click Save.

Below you will find some additional details about the various FTP connection types.

For compatibility with most consumer Internet routers (i.e. NAT Routers) Passive Mode should be enabled for FTP and FTPS connections.

FTP

FTP connections support these authentication types:

  • Anonymously

  • User Name and Password

The default port for a FTP connection is 21.

FTPS

In order to transfer files securely, FTPS adds SSL to a standard FTP connection. If your server supports FTPS then select this server type.

There are 2 variants of FTPS, Explicit and Implicit. In Explicit mode, the server is capable of running as both a FTP server and a FTPS server on the same port (but it may choose to only accept FTPS connections). In Implicit mode, FTPS runs on a dedicated port on the server and it is only capable of accepting secure connections.

Implicit mode is an older technology, and therefore, it is not recommended.

FTPS connections support these authentication types:

  • Anonymously

  • User Name and Password

  • Client Certificate

  • Client Certificate with User Name and Password

A client certificate must be a PKCS #12 file with a password. Client certificate files not protected by a password are not supported.

The default port for an explicit FTPS connection is 21, and for an implicit FTPS connection it's 990.

SFTP

SFTP is a protocol for transfering files over a secure shell connection (SSH).

SFTP connections support these authentication types:

  • User Name and Password

  • User Name with a Private Key

  • User Name and Password with a Private Key

  • User Name with a Certificate

  • User Name and Password with a Certificate

  • Windows Domain, User Name and Password

A client certificate must be a PKCS #12 file with a password. Client certificate files not protected by a password are not supported.

The default port for a SFTP connection is 22.