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Setting up a FTP Server Connection

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Setting up a FTP Server Connection

  1. On the left side options column click Connections.
  2. On the Connections page, click on Create Connection button.
Create Connection Button
  1. On the New Connection page, click on the FTP Server icon.
FTP Server Icon
  1. The FTP Server page opens where the FTP Server connection is configured.

  1. Enter a Description of the server configuration.
  2. Enter the Host Name.
  3. The Server Type drop down list has three options:
  • Select FTP (no encryption) if SSL will not be used with this connection.
  • Select FTPS (SSL encryption) if SSL will be used with this connection.
  • Select SFTP (SSH FTP) if using an SSH FTP.
  1. Port
  • The default Port number is 21.
  • To use a different Port number, unmark the Use Default checkbox and enter the Port number that will be used for this connection in the Port field.
  1. From the Data Connection Type drop down list, select the Type that will be used. The Data Connection Types that are available are:
  • Auto Active
  • Auto Passive
  • EPRT
  • EPSV
  • PASV
  • PORT
  1. The Encryption Mode will only be available if using FTPS (SSL encryption), the options include:
  • Auto
  • None
  • Implicit
  • Explicit
  1. Enter the User Name and Password of the FTP Server.
  2. Enter a Key File if it is required. This is used for SFTP Servers that require a file to be used for authentication.
  3. Enter the Root Directory. This is optional and not required.
  4. Click Validate to test the connection to the FTP Server.
  5. Once the connection has been validated, Save the connection.

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