FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Mac and Windows with a lot of features. You can connect to another system from your computer, browse files and folders on both systems, and transfer files between the systems.
Note*: You must be connected via VPN or to the VCU network to connect to a VCU web server via SFTP.
Windows Download and install Filezilla on your computer. Accept all the defaults. Note: You will want to select the Windows .exe install file.
To setup Filezilla to access your Web server, launch Filezilla by clicking:
Start > Programs > Filezilla program folder > Filezilla.
Filezilla will open. Select File > Site Manager to set up your connection.
Enter the Session Properties specific to the web server you are connecting to including host, default remote directory, protocol, user and password
Choose "SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol" for the Servertype.
Choose "Normal" for the Logontype.
Enter your eID into the "User" field and enter your web account password.
Note: If you are connecting to the main VCU web server then you must select SFTP as the "Servertype."
Image of connection credentials dialog in Filezilla [View Image]
Tip: To transfer multiple files, use the or keys when selecting file names. (These are the standard Windows methods of selecting files.)
For more information on how to use Filezilla, click the Help button in the client's control window.
Download, install, and launch the most recent version of Filezilla.
Go to File > Site Manager to set up your connection.
Click New Site
Choose "Normal" for the Logon type.
Choose "SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol" for Protocol
User and password: your eID and web account password
Click on the Advanced Tab
Enter the default remote directory path
Browse for your local directory
mac-filezilla-sitemanager-1 [View Image]
An image of the graphical user interface for the Mac operating system version of Filezilla. [View Image]
This article was updated: 02/18/2016