How to SFTP Webpages

The SFTP/SSH access for orgs is being discontinued in favor of WEBDAV (Web Folders) as we migrate from Solaris to Linux. Discontinuation is planned for June 2010 zero section, please visit http://orgs.kettering.edu for more information.

Instructions for student organizational "webmasters" on how to SFTP web pages onto their organizations web site.

Note: Organizations are currently allotted 10Mb of space on the server, if you transfer a file and it becomes a 0 byte file it is

probably because you have exceeded the 10Mb quota allotted to your organization.


To transfer files from your local Windows Machine to an organizational web site do the following:

  1. If you have not already done so, download and install the SSH client, instructions are available from here
  2. Click on the SSH Secure File Transfer icon to start the SFTP client.SSH_icon
  3. You should then see a screen similar to the following:

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  1. Click on Profiles and select Add Profile....

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  1. You will now be prompted for a profile name, a good choice might be "nova". After typing in a profile name hit the "Enter" key.

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  1. Click on Profiles and select Edit Profiles....

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  1. Type in "nova.kettering.edu" for the "Host name" and your username for "User name".

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Click "Ok".

  1. You can now Click on Profiles and select nova.

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The next time you wish to transfer files to nova you can skip steps 4-7 above.

  1. The first time you connect to a new host (in this case nova) you will be asked to save a new host key.

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Click "Yes".

  1. The next dialog box displays a message from the server.

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Click "OK".

  1. The next dialog box prompts you for your password, type in your password and hit "Enter".

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  1. Click on Edit and select Settings.

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  1. If it is not already filled in type in "nova.kettering.edu" for the "Host name" and your username for "User name".

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  1. In the left panel select "File Transfer" and then make sure that "Show root directory" and "Show hidden files" are checked.

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Click "OK"

  1. To save these setting click on File in the menu bar and select Save Settings.

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  1. Click on the right side up button (circled in red) until you are at the highest directory level, i.e. you cannot go up another directory and the icon gets grey out.

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  1. Double Click in the right side file window on the cwis folder.

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  1. Double Click in the right side file window on the www folder.

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  1. Double Click in the right side file window on the orgs folder.

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  1. Double Click in the right side file window on your organizations folder.

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  1. You can now drag and drop items from the left side file window (your local machine) to the right side file window (organization web directory).

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  1. Once you have transferred over the files, you want to verify that the permissions are set. To see the permissions on the files simply look at the attributes field for the file. (You may have to use the scroll bar or resize the windows to see the attribute field).

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For directories you will want to see drwxrwxr-x (775).
For files you will want to see -rw-rw-r-- (664).
You want to make sure that the group permissions are set to read and write.

  1. To change the permissions, Right click on the file or directory and select Properties.

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  1. You can then change the permissions by checking or un-checking the appropriate check box.
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Updated 02/11/2008 Tomas Hajek