Downloading the WinSCP Client
If you do not already have WinSCP, you'll need to download and install (click here) WinSCP. For this guide, we'll be using WinSCP version 5.13.3.
Connecting to your server using WinSCP
Once you've installed WinSCP, open it up and you'll be prompted with a
Login screen as shown below.
WinSCP login screen:
- Set the
FTP. Leave the
Port numberas-is; this will always be
- Optionally, set the
TLS/SSL Explicit encryption. This will encrypt your connection between your computer and the physical server for your file transfer session.
- Next, set the
Host nameto the
Host/IPfield, as well as the
User nameto the
Usernamefield shown in Prisma under
Advanced > FTP Access.
- Finally, set the
Passwordfield in WinSCP to your Prisma password.
If you wish to save your credentials, click
Save, check the
Save password (not recommended) box if you wish to save the password, followed by
OK. For security reasons, we advise against storing the password locally if you're on a shared system.
To connect, click the
Prisma FTP Access Panel:
Completed WinSCP Login box:
If you have successfully followed the guide above, you should be brought to a view that shows both your local files (defaults to your Documents directory) on the left side and your server's files (defaults to
/ or "root directory") on the right side.
To upload files using WinSCP, you have two options:
- Navigate to the files in WinSCP and drag/drop files from the left panel to the right panel.
- Navigate to the files in Windows Explorer and drag/drop files to the right panel.
Similarly to uploading files, you have two options:
- Drag/drop files from the right panel to the left panel in WinSCP.
- Drag/drop files from the right panel in WinSCP to Windows Explorer.
Multiple files can be selected by either clicking and dragging or by holding
Ctrl and clicking multiple files. Once done, release
Ctrl and drag/drop files appropriately.