General Tab (Site Properties Dialog Box)

Use this tab to provide connection information for the specified site.

The options are:

FTP address

Type the FTP or SFTP server to log on to. This can be a domain name, a URL, or an IP address.

Server type

In most cases, FTP Client will correctly identify your server when this value is set to Auto detect. If FTP Client is not successfully identifying the type of server you are connecting to, select it from this list.

Auto detect is not available for SFTP sessions. The default for these sessions is UNIX.

Log on as


Log on to the FTP server as a guest, with the user name anonymous. (Anonymous logons are not allowed for SFTP connections.)

If you log on to this server anonymously, the Password box is automatically filled in with the anonymous password specified on the General tab in the Options dialog box. If this FTP site expects a different password for anonymous users, type the site-specific password here.


Log on to the specified server using a registered user name.

User name

Enter your user name as it is registered on the FTP server.

Save password as obfuscated test

Save your password as obfuscated text in your settings file and use it to log on to this server.


Enter the password the FTP server associates with the user name registered on the FTP server.

Use Windows Credentials

Use your Windows credentials instead of your FTP user name and password when performing a data transfer.

NOTE:This option can be used only with IBM System i (AS/400) and IBM AS/400 (Format 0) server types.


Configure a secure connection to the specified server.