Transfer Files Using FTPS with a Host External to Cornell
This article applies to: Managed Servers
Note: This page outlines secure methods for transferring files to or from a host external to Cornell that requires FTPS as the protocol. If you are transferring files between other systems, please see the Choose a File Transfer Protocol page to find the secure method that's right for your needs.
WebDAV over SSL
(Can be encrypted)
FTP over SSL
Microsoft File Sharing
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What is FTP over SSL (FTPS)?
FTP over SSL (FTPS or FTP/SSL) is a file transfer protocol using FTP in conjunction with a secure SSL (Secure Socket Layer) layer to provide extra encryption. The server provides a signed SSL certificate. When you use FTPS, you can transfer files and also perform some simple file and directory commands such as listing files and changing directories.
Note: FTP over SSL for file transfer to/from Cornell servers should ONLY be used because it is required by an external client, such as a bank or government office. Most file transfers can be completed using either SFTP/SCP or WebDAV.
Client Setup on a CIT Managed Server (Sending Files to an External Host)
- By customer request on managed Unix servers, CIT will install LFTP which provides a Unix FTPS client.
- On managed Windows servers, FileZilla is the CIT-supported FTP over SSL software. For information on installing FileZilla and transferring files, see File Transfer Using FileZilla.
Server Setup on a CIT Managed Server (Receiving Files from an External Host)
- By customer request on managed Unix servers, CIT will install ProFTP.
- By customer request on managed Windows servers, CIT will install FileZilla Client Server.