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How to Connect to SFTP using FileZilla

This article provides you with steps to setup SFTP on Filezilla.

What is SFTP?

SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a secure file transfer protocol for file access, transfer, and management. It adapts the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol with encryption and secure authentication on both server and client.

Step 1 – Open FileZilla client

Step 2 – 

SSL Certificate Installation for FileZilla

  1. Once you enroll for SSL certificate, SSL provider sends you a .pem file in the email that contains the intermediate and primary certificate.
  2. Open FileZilla server Options in FileZilla Server and browse and click on Edit > Settings.
    filezilla ssl installation settings
  3. You will have a FileZilla server Options window, on the left side select SSL/TLS settings.
    filezilla ssl tls settings
  4. On the right side, select Enable FTP over SSL/TLS support.
  5. In Private Key file, browse the location of the key file (created at the time of CSR).
  6. In Certificate file box, enter .pem certificate file.
  7. Enter Key Password in Key Password box. (Note – not applicable for the CSR generated using OpenSSL)
  8. Click on the OK button and Restart the server.
  9. Your SSL certificate is now installed.

Updated on March 17, 2023

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