The SFTP Connection Manager contains the following three pages to connect to your SFTP server.

  • General
  • Advanced Settings
  • More Info 

General page

The General page on the SFTP Connection Manager allows you to specify general settings for the connection.

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Host Name

The Host Name represents the Server containing your SFTP server.

Port

The Port contains a default value 22.

Authentication Method

The Authentication Method contains two allows options - Password or Key. When the password option is selected, you would provide a password in the password parameter. If Key is selected, you would fill in the location of the key for your SFTP server in the Path to Key File parameter.

Path to Key File
When the Authentication Method selected is Key, you would select the Browse button for the Path to Key File parameter to find the location of the Key for the Username account of your SFTP server.
User Name

Enter User Name for the SFTP server.

Password

Enter Password for the SFTP server. Enabled when the Authentication Method selected is Password.

File Phrase

Enter the File Passphrase information. Enabled when the Authentication Method is Key.

Timeout (secs)

The Timeout (secs) option allows you to specify a timeout value in seconds for the connection. The default value is 120 seconds.

Test Connection

After all the connection information has been provided, you may click the Test Connection button to test if the connection settings entered are valid.

Advanced Settings

The Advanced Settings page on the SFTP Connection Manager allows you to specify some advanced and optional settings for the connection.

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Proxy Type (Proxy Server Information)

The Proxy Type option lets you select if you are using a Proxy, and if so, what type.

Port (Proxy Server Information)

The Port option allows you to specify port number of the proxy server for the connection.

Username (Proxy Server Authentication)

The Username option allows you to specify the proxy user account.

Password

Using Password option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user's password.

NOTE: The Proxy Password is not included in the SFTP connection manager's ConnectionString property by default. This is done by design for security reasons. However you can include it in your ConnectionString if you want to parameterize your connection manager. The format would be ProxyPassword=myProxyPassword; (make sure you have a semicolon as the last character). It can be anywhere in the ConnectionString.

More Info page

The More Info page shows some basic information about the toolkit. In this page, you can find the version information of the toolkit.

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