FTP Clients that support FTP over SSL (FTPS)

All Third-party applications referenced in this article are products that support FTP over SSL (FTPS). These are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.  Always be cautious to only download from sites that offer security guarantees.
 
 
Most FTP clients today already supportFTPS. You can check to see if your FTP client supports FTPS bysearching the connection options from within your client, or bycontacting your FTP client’s software vendor. As there are many popularand commonly used FTP clients out there, each one may require aslightly different action in order to connect via FTPS. Some FTPclients may also auto-detect the FTPS connection.

We’ve tested and verified the following FTP clients that support FTPS:

FileZilla
CuteFTP
FireFTP
CyberDuck

The following are instructions on how to connect via FTPS:

FileZilla:

1. Click File, then go to Site Manager.
2. Click “New Site” and enter a name.
3.Under the General Tab, enter in the Host Name. You will need to enter either your site’s IP address, or your web server’s name. Remove the standard port 21, and leave the field empty or enter 990. For more information, please see KB #1052.
4. Leave the Protocol to “FTP – FTP Transfer Protocol"
5. Change Encryption to "Require implicit FTP over TLS"
6. Change the Logon type to “Normal,” and then enter your FTP username and password.
7. Click “Connect”.
8. If you entered your IP address in the Host Name field instead of your webserver name, you will be prompted to approve the SSL certificate since your IP address will not match the domain associated with the SSLcertificate.


CuteFTP 8 Professional:

1. Click File --> New --> FTPS (SSL) Site.
2. Under the General Tab, enter in your site’s name for the Label field.
3. For Host Address, enter your site’s IP address or your web server’s name. For more information, please see KB #1052.
4. Enter your FTP Username and Password.
5. Change login method to “Normal.”
6. Click “Connect.”
7.If you entered your IP address in the Host Adress field instead of yourweb server name, you will be prompted to approve the SSL certificatesince your IP address will not match the domain associated with the SSLcertificate.


FireFTP:

1. Click Manage Accounts.
2. Click New.
3. The Account Manager Window will appear. Under the "Main" tab, enter a name for your site for "Account Name."
4. Enter your IP Address or web server name for "Host." For more information, please see KB #1052.
5. Enter your FTP Login name and Password.
6. Under the "Connection" tab, change the security drop down to "Auth SSL (Better)."
7. Click OK.
8.If you entered your IP address in the Host Adress field instead of yourweb server name, you will be prompted to approve the SSL certificatesince your IP address will not match the domain associated with the SSLcertificate.

*Please keep in mind that you retain the ability toconnect and transfer files to your site over standard FTP (you are NOTrequired to use FTPS). Our new FTP system allows you to connect witheither protocol, using the same FTP username and password.

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