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General Tab (Site Properties Dialog Box)

Getting there
  1. Start the FTP Client.

    This opens the Connect to FTP Site dialog box. (If the FTP Client is already running and this dialog box is not open, go to Connection > Connect.)

  2. From the Connect to FTP Site dialog box, select a site.

  3. Click the Properties button.


  • If you are already connected to a site, from the Connection menu, choose Site Properties.

  • Some changes you make using the Site Properties dialog box when connected will not take effect until the next time you connect to the site.

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

Anonymous 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.
User 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.
Password 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. This option can be used only with IBM System i (AS/400) and IBM AS/400 (Format 0) server types.
Security Configure a secure connection to the specified server.