SFTP on Windows

By Deane Barker on April 21, 2006

Setting up a SFTP Server on Windows: Joe has me so paranoid about security these days that I shun FTP. We run all our stuff on SFTP, and they’re all Linux servers, so this isn’t a problem.

However, we’re bringing a publicly-exposed Windows server online, and I’m a little nervous about it. So, I was happy to find this resource with good instructions for SSHWindows, a SSH server for Windows.

It’s simple to set up, and it works well. I got SFTP running on my Windows server in about five minutes, giving me a little more ability to sleep at night.

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Comments

  1. I’ll give it a go when I get a chance, I’ve been using XAMPP ever since you wrote a post about it ages ago.

  2. Hi

    I agree that openssh seems to be the way on windows, however have you tested using putty to log in through your ssh server. I’ve noticed that whatever rights you give your user, they seem to be able to traverse any folder using an ssh client and delete/ create whatever they like, they assume the rights of the system account which the ssh service runs under. I wondered if you had got anywhere with securing this as if I try running the service under a different account it won’t start.

    chris@greensubmarine.co.uk

    Cheers

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