SSH File Transfer Protocol (also Secure File Transfer Protocol, or SFTP) is a network protocol that provides file access, transfer, and management on remote file systems. Unlike standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP), SFTP encrypts both commands and data, preventing passwords and sensitive information from being transmitted in the clear over a network.

At NYU, we require SFTP for file transfers, and recommend using a graphical SFTP program for access to the web server. NYU IT distributes Fetch software (for macOS), and the NYU Web Team supports Fugu for macOS, and WinSCP for Windows. While you may use other programs, such as FileZilla, Cyberduck, Dreamweaver, and Transmit, they are not supported by the NYU Web Team.

You may also manage your file permissions using your SFTP client.