Secure FTP Documentation

Publishing Web pages at CSU-Pueblo
Using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

SecureFTP (SFTP) is a variation of the familiar File Transfer Protocol (FTP) that protects your identity and data by encrypting your credentials and files. A SecureFTP program must be used to access the CSU-Pueblo SFTP server.
Please follow the steps below (Windows version) to use the FileZilla program.

1. FileZilla may be accessed by selecting the 'Start' menu, ‘All Programs’ menu, 'FileZilla FTP Client' menu and then the 'FileZilla' program button. After you launch FileZilla, the first screen you view is the FileZilla dashboard see Figure 1. Items listed in “Local site:” may differ from your computer.

2. See figure 2, and in the Dashboard type "" as the 'Host:' for CSU-Pueblo. Your eAccount as the 'Username:' and your password as the 'Password'. Type 990 as in the ‘Port’. You may select the ‘Save to Bookmarks’ checkbox if the CSU-Pueblo Web site is used frequently.  

3. (Note: when the eAccount is saved with the Bookmark, FileZilla may also save the password when saving the Bookmark – ITS therefore recommends that you do not save passwords for security concerns. See Figure 3)

4. Select the 'Quickconnect' button to login to SFTP at CSU-Pueblo. See figure 4, FileZilla needs your confirmation to proceed. To bypass figure 4 during future SFTP sessions, Select the checkbox ‘Always trust certificate in future sessions.’ and Click the ‘OK’ button.

5. The FileZilla dashboard displays your local computer (Local site:) and the CSU-Pueblo SFTP server (Remote site:) see figure 5. When connected to CSU-Pueblo’s SecureFTP server, most of the same network folders (Remote site:) that users have access to on Campus are available via SFTP. Please contact the Help Desk for any ‘Folder’ questions.

6. Figure 6 displays a close-up of selecting the ‘Faculty’ folder on the remote site.

7. See figure 7, when ‘Faculty’ is double-clicked the directory of the ‘Faculty’ folder is displayed. Find your eAccount and double-click to view your files. Files can be dragged and dropped from either local to remote or remote to local.

8. To logout of FileZilla, just close the program.

9. If you have questions or problems with the FileZilla SecureFTP product please call the Help Desk.

10. For examples on how to upload/update your personal Web site please view How to Publish Personal Web sites using Secure FTP -- Example.

The Windows Version of FileZilla (FileZilla is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License) should be installed on most computers at the University, if it is not please contact the Help Desk. For your personal computer (Windows, Linux, and Mac), you may download a free copy of FileZilla from: