Publishing Web pages at CSU-Pueblo
Using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
SecureFTP (SFTP) is a variation of the familiar File Transfer Protocol (FTP) process that protects your identity and transfers the data by encrypting the transmission. SecureFTP must be used to access the CSU-Pueblo SFTP server.
The Windows Version of the SecureFTP client by GLUB (free to use for non-commercial use) should be installed on most computers at the University, if it is not please contact the Help Desk. For your personal computer, you may download a free copy of SecureFTP from: www.glub.com/products/secureftp/.
Please follow the steps below to use the SecureFTP client.
- SecureFTP may be accessed by selecting the 'Start' menu, 'Programs' menu, 'SecureFTP' menu and then the 'SecureFTP' program button. The next screen you view is the 'Open Connection' Dialog box for SecureFTP.
- The 'Open Connection' Dialog box is displayed and the ‘Connection’ tab is selected. Type "sftp.colostate-pueblo.edu" as the 'Host Name:' of the site you are connecting to, your eAccount as the 'User Name:' and your password as the 'Password'. You may select the ‘Save to Bookmarks’ checkbox if this Web site is used frequently. (Note: when the eAccount is saved with the Bookmark it may also may save the password when saving the Bookmark – ITS recommends you not save passwords for security reasons. Bookmarks are not saved on student lab computers.)
- Next select the 'Options' tab and select the 'Security Mode' drop-down box and set it to 'Implicit SSL'. Then check the 'Data Encryption' checkbox to enable Data Encryption. (Note: when a Bookmark is saved, these settings are saved with it).
- Select the 'Connect' button.
The following screen will display: (Please note: the folder structure may differ from yours.)
- The left pane displays the files and folders on your local computer and network folders, and the right pane displays those files and folders on the CSU-Pueblo SFTP server. You may select files and folders in either pane and drag-and-drop them to the other pane, or use the 'Upload/Download' buttons. The buttons are identified by pop-ups when you move the pointer over the buttons. The other file management buttons may be used as indicated. Not all buttons are functional all the time. File management functions determine button availability.
- When connected to CSU-Pueblo’s SecureFTP server, most of the same network folders users have access to are available. View the following screen, and note what each folder represents:
- For examples on how to upload/update your personal Web site please view How to Publish Personal Web sites using Secure FTP -- Examples.
- If you have questions or problems with the SecureFTP product please call the Help Desk.