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SSH File Transfer Protocol (sftp)
Definition and host requirements
You can transfer files or directories between your workstation and a host system running an sftp server. Many SSH servers also contain sftp server function.
Only the binary transfer mode is supported.
User interface
You can configure VT Display sessions to use the sftp client as the default file transfer type, instead of FTP. The sftp session starts in a separate browser window from the host session.
You can transfer, delete, or rename a single file or directory or multiple files or directories from either the local file system or the remote file system.
To transfer files using sftp, take the following steps:
1. Start an sftp (SSH File Transfer) session. You configure this sesssion by clicking on the Properties for an FTP/sftp icon and configuring the session to use SSH.

2. Click on the file or directory you want to transfer. If you do not see the file or directory you want to transfer, you can use the working directory field above each of the file systems to change to the directory that contains the files or directories you want to transfer, or to change to the directory that you want to transfer files or directories into, by typing the fully qualified path.

3. Click the arrow button in between the local file system and the remote file system to transfer the file or directory.
Security
Sftp uses a different TCP/IP socket than the display session. However, the socket that is used for sftp is not a secure socket (a secure socket would be, for example, a socket that is configured to use SSL or TLS). Instead, the SSH File Transfer Protocol provides security over a non-secure socket.
Host session configured to use sftp
To transfer files using a host session that is configured to use sftp, take the following steps:
1. Start a host session.

2. Select Actions > Transfer Files. Login to the sftp server if you are prompted to do so when the sftp session displays.

3. Select the file or directories you want to transfer. If you do not see the files or directories you want to transfer, you can use the working directory field above each of the file systems to change to the directory that contains the files or directories you want to transfer, or to change to the directory that you want to transfer files or directories into, by typing the fully qualified path.

4. Click the arrow button in between the local file system and the remote file system to transfer the files or directories.
For information about host definitions, requirements, and security, refer to SSH File Transfer Protocol (sftp).

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