Requesting an SFTP account

 

Please send an email to helpdesk@findlay.edu to request a new SFTP account. Email subject should be “SFTP Account Request” 

 

You must attach your public key file to this email, not your private key. If you do not have a dedicated public key for use with this specific UF SFTP Site, please see instructions below for generating a key pair.

 

Please provide the following in the body of your email:

Your Name (first and last):

Company Name:

Your Email Address:

Your phone number:

UF SFTP Site Name:

Business purpose:


 (Don't forget to attach public key file)

 

 

Generating a SSH/SFTP Key Pair.

 

Get WinScp and PuTTYgen

Download and install WinSCP and PuTTYgen. PuTTYgen is included in the WinSCP installation package. https://winscp.net/eng/download.php

 

1. Open the PuTTYgen Application

2. In the "Parameters" section choose SSH2 RSA and press Generate.

3. Move your mouse randomly in the small screen in order to generate the key pairs.

4. Enter a key comment, which will identify the key (useful when you use several SSH keys).

5. Type in the passphrase and confirm it. The passphrase is used to protect your key. You will be asked for it when you connect

6. Click "Save private key" to save your private key. (Never share your private key with anyone, this is “private”)

 

 

Adding SFTP Site to WinSCP

 

Get WinScp and PuTTYgen

Download and install WinSCP and PuTTYgen. PuTTYgen is included in the WinSCP installation package. https://winscp.net/eng/download.php

 

1. Open WinSCP

2. In the “Session” section, choose SFTP as the File protocol.

3. Type “sftp.cloud.findlay.edu” in the Host name field.

4. Type “22” in the Port number field

5. Type your username for this site provided by UF ITS in response to your request.

6. Leave the password field blank

7. Click the “Advanced” button, and then select “Authentication” in the menu under “SSH”

8. Under “Authentication parameters” section, press the “…” button to browse and select the “Private key file”. 

9. Select your private key file you saved earlier, click open, and then click OK.

10. Click the “Save” button in the Session section. Check “Create desktop shortcut” if you’d like, then click OK.

11. Click Login and enter your Passphrase for your private key, then click OK.

 


Congratulations! The next time you launch WinSCP you will see the saved site and can simply click Login.