3. Connect using an SSH/SFTP client

Once started, the SSH/SFTP server can be accessed on port 22 using an SSH or SFTP client.

Endpoint configuration, including port number, can be changed in the configuration file.

Most popular picks for Windows are:

  • WinSCP - free and open source SFTP/SCP client for transferring files
  • PuTTY - free and open source SSH client for terminal access
  • OpenSSH client for Windows - built-in SSH client for Windows 10 version 1809 and newer, Windows Server 2019 and newer

Other SSH and SFTP clients can be found on sftp.net website.

Log in using the credentials of a user created in the previous chapter. You should be able to transfer files to and from the user’s root directory on the server.