What port does SFTP use?

Updated by Van Glass on

The SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) uses TCP port 22 as its default port number. However, if you or your server administrator wishes to assign a different port number for your SFTP service, the protocol allows it. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the default SFTP port number and tackle some key considerations when choosing alternate port numbers for your SFTP server.

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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

When users attempt to connect to your Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server for the first time, they’ll see an alert indicating that their client doesn’t recognize the host it’s connecting to. The warning usually includes a line that shows a key fingerprint and a prompt that asks the user whether to proceed with the connection attempt or not. Here are two examples illustrating what we’re referring to.

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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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