File Transfer using an SFTP Client

SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is used to connect the file storage spaces of two computers over a network using secure encryption. SFTP client software provides the interface that allows you to download and upload files and also to perform file management tasks, such as deleting and renaming files and folders. Choose instructions for configuring and using one of the SFTP clients below.

WITS staff and Help Desk assistants have the most experience using:
Filezilla (Free for Windows and Mac)
Cyberduck (Free for Windows or Mac)

Other applications include:
Fetch (Mac; you can apply for a free educational user license)
WS_FTPLE (Windows; no longer available for free (30-day trial available))
AnyClient (Free web-based client or downloadable application for Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris)

Configuring and Using an SFTP Client