Web :: SFTP Connections to the Central Web Server - Windows

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Humboldt State University recommends the use of the WinSCP application for secure file uploads under Windows. If WinSCP is not installed on your computer, go to WinSCP and install it from there.

Note: Command line access is not allowed on the Central Web Server for terminal or SSH connections.

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: www2.humboldt.edu
  • Your HSU Username and Password

Click Save

If you have not saved this site previously enter the following information. Host: www2.humboldt.edu, Your HSU Username and Password, Click Save.

Step 3: Enter a Site Name (for example, HSU Web) 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.

Enter a Site Name (example: HSU Web) and Click OK. You can 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.

At the Login - WinSCP window that opens, Click Login, if you have saved your password. If you have not saved your password, Click Edit and enter your password.

If you are presented with the warning screen below, 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 the local directory in the left pane window and the web directory on the right side.

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.

To disconnect your session, from the menu bar, select Session, then Disconnect, then Close to exit out of WinSCP.

Problems connecting?

If you have problems connecting, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (707) 826-HELP (4357), send email to help@humboldt.edu, or stop by Library 120.