What Port Does SFTP Use?

Updated by Van Glass on

By default, SFTP (SSHfile transfer protocol) uses port number 22, but can be configured to listen on ports other than port 22.

SFTP only requires one port for moving data over an internet connection, making SFTP more secure and easier to use than other file-sharing protocols, such as FTP/S, which require trading partners to open a range of ports behind their firewalls.

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Topics: SFTP, ssh, sftp server, sftp port number

The SSH / SFTP Key Fingerprint And Its Role In Server Authentication

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

The first time a user connects to your SSH or SFTP server, his/her file transfer client may display an alert or notice indicating it doesn't recognize the server's fingerprint. What it's referring to is the server's SSH/SFTP key fingerprint, an important security feature that helps users and client applications authenticate SSH/SFTP servers. This post explains how it's used.

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Topics: Secure File Transfer, SFTP, key fingerprint, ssh, authentication

A Guide To Transferring Files Using A Windows SFTP Client

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on


Windows, including Windows 10, lacks a built-in SFTP client, making it challenging for users to securely transfer files to an SFTP server. This post guides Windows users on setting up an alternative solution for secure file transfers.

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Topics: File Transfer Clients, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, ssh, Windows SFTP Client, sftp server

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