Network Folders :: SFTP Connection Guide - Windows 7/8.1/10

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Humboldt State University recommends using the WinSCP application for Windows because it supports secure file transfer connections. Download and install WinSCP before following the instructions below, which are based on WinSCP 5.1.1

Please note that command line (terminal or SSH) access is not permitted on this server.

Step 1: Open WinSCP. If this is a new installation, select Launch WinSCP once installation is complete. If it's already installed, click on the WinSCP icon on the desktop or select the program from the Start menu.

Open WinSCP.

Step 2: Enter the following information:

  • Host: users.humboldt.edu
  • Your HSU Username and Password

Click Save

Enter the following information: Host: users.humboldt.edu, Your HSU Username and Password.

Step 3: Enter a Site Name (for example, HSU User Folders). You can also click once to select the Save password option if you do not want to enter the password each time you connect to the site. Click OK.

Enter a Site Name (for example, HSU User Folders) and click OK. You can also go ahead and click once to select the Save password option if you do not want to enter the password each time you connect to the site.

Step 4:  In the Login window, select the site you want to access by clicking once on the site name in the left pane. 

  • If you have previously saved your password, just click Login to proceed
  • If you have not saved your password, click Edit, enter your password, and then click Login.

In the Login window, select the site you want to access by clicking once on the site name in the left pane. If you have previously saved your password, just click Login to proceed. If you have not saved your password, click Edit, enter your password, and then click Login.

If the warning screen below is displayed, click Yes to continue connecting.

If you see the following Warning alert to Continue connecting to an unknown server, Click Yes.

Once connected, you will see your local directory in the left pane and the web directory on the right.

Once connected, you will see your local directory in the left pane and the web directory on the right.

Step 5: To upload your files, simply highlight them in the left pane and drag and drop them to the appropriate directory in the right pane.

Step 6: When you've finished uploading files, select Session, then Disconnect, then Close to exit WinSCP.

When you've finished uploading files, select Session, then Disconnect, then Close to exit WinSCP.

Problems Connecting?

Contact the Technology Help Desk at (707) 826-HELP (4357), send email to help@humboldt.edu, submit a ticket at www.humboldt.edu/ithelp, or stop by Library 120.

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