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Web and Digital Locker

How to: Use SFTP

Please follow these instructions to set up FileZilla, an SFTP client:

  1. Download FileZilla from one of their mirror websites: EasyNews Mirror
  2. Double-click on the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions that pop up.
  3. Select Start->All Programs->FileZilla->FileZilla.
  4. The FileZilla program will open. Select File->Site Manager from the top menu bar.
  5. The Site Manager window will now open. In the Site Manager window, click on the New Site button.
  6. The entry name on the left-hand side of the window should be highlighted. This is the name you will see when you go into the Site Manager. Type in an appropriate descriptor for this site, e.g. District Server.
  7. In the Host text box, type "district.bluegrass.kctcs.edu".
  8. In the Servertype dropdown box, select "SFTP over SSH2".
  9. For logon type, select "Normal".
  10. In the User text box, type in your KCTCS username (ie. PeopleSoft username).
  11. Click Connect in the lower left hand corner of the Site Manager window. You will be prompted to enter your KCTCS password. Enter it and click OK.

You should now be logged in via SFTP!