SFTP users connect to an SFTP server by using an SFTP client, such as terminal, FileZilla, or WinSCP. SFTP users authenticate themselves by signing to the SFTP server with an SSH private key or a password. After securely connecting to the remote SFTP server, files can be uploaded or downloaded without fear of being intercepted. Using an SSH key is recommended as it is significantly more secure than a password login.
In order to login to the server as an SFTP user, you will need:
- An SFTP client.
- The public IP address of the server.
- The username you will log in as.
- An SSH private key (or password) associated with the username.