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Beginners Guide to Using Secure FTP with the Club Server

Windows SFTP from the standard Secure Shell (SSH) program

This tutorial will demonstrate how to use the SSH Secure File Transfer client (SFTP) to copy files to the Student Activity Server.


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Userid: (example: abc123)
Directory: http://www.clubs.psu.edu//

  1. First you must install the Secure FTP client for Windows if you haven't already done so. You can download the client (part of the SSH Secure Shell program) from https://www.work.psu.edu/access/ssh/.

  2. After you have installed the SSH client, run the [Secure File Transfer Client] from the SSH Secure Shell Start Menu folder.

    [Programs] -> [SSH Secure Shell] -> [Secure File Transfer Client]
  3. Select the [Quick Connect] button.

    [Quick Connect on Menu bar]
  4. In the dialog box, type in the following information:

    Fill out the dialog box like the image, but type in <your PSU Access Account username> instead of jcd144.

  5. Type in your password when prompted.

    [Password prompt]
  6. You should then see your home directory. Here's what it looks like for jcd144:

    [jcd144's home directory]

    Note: If you were to double-click on the [www] directory, you could update your personal web space.

  7. Let's go to your clubs space now. Select [Go to Folder] from the [Operation] drop-down menu.

  8. Type in /clubs/<your group directory> for the folder name.

    Type in as shown, but use <your group directory> instead of clubs_example.

    Note: /clubs/ is a shortcut for /.../dce.psu.edu/fs/services/www/clubs/wwwroot/.

  9. You can copy and paste files between Windows Explorer and the Secure FTP window. To do so, first start Windows Explorer and browse to the directory where your files are.

    [Windows exporer open to web files]
  10. Next, select [Select All] from the [Edit] drop down menu. This will select all of the files in the directory.

    [Edit] -> [Select] (Windows Explorer)
  11. Then, select [Copy] from the [Edit] drop down menu. This will copy the files you have selected to the clipboard.

    [Edit] -> [Copy] (Windows Explorer)
  12. Now, switch back to the Secure FTP window. Select [Paste] from the [Edit] drop down menu.

    [Edit] -> [Paste] (Secure FTP)
  13. Finally you should see your files upload. Once they have finished copying to the server, you should see them in the Secure FTP window.

    (Finished - Secure FTP)
  14. In addition to copy-and-paste, you can also click-and-drag between Windows Explorer and Secure FTP the same way you click and drag within Windows.

Last modified Thursday, 27-Mar-2003 12:59:56 EST. Student Activity Server Committee