Frequently asked questions

How do I…

How do I access the web administration tool?

The service runs at http://localhost:8880 by default. Make sure the service (Rebex Buru SFTP Server Web Administration) is actually installed and running.

How do I upgrade to a new version?

See the upgrade guide.


My trial period ended - what do I do now?

You have to buy a license. If you are eligible for FREE edition you can get the license here.

I received the license - what do I do now?

See the applying license guide.

How many licenses do I need?

Rebex Buru SFTP Server is licensed on per machine basis. This means that you have to get a valid license for every machine on which you run the SFTP Server. If you run multiple virtual machines with Buru SFTP on one physical hardware, you have to get a license for every virtual machine with the SFTP server. You can have unlimited number of users or sessions on every licensed server.

When migrating the installation to a new server, you are allowed to temporarily exceed the number of purchased licenses for a period strictly necessary to perform the migration.

Who can use the free license?

Free license is only for personal, not-for-profit or academy use.

Can I use the free license for development, testing or staging servers?

No. If such servers are connected to any kind of commercial activity you need a commercial license.

Can I use the free personal license for one person business?

No. If it’s connected to commercial activity, you have to get a commercial license.