How to log into the MFT Gateway SFTP server from FileZilla SFTP Client

This guide will cover how we can log into the MFT Gateway SFTP server from FileZilla SFTP Client

28 Dec 2021 by Kumudika Rupasinghe

SFTP is one of the 4 ways you can integrate your MFT Gateway account with other internal enterprise systems to send or receive files over AS2 protocol. When connecting to the MFT Gateway SFTP server, you can use several SFTP clients such as FileZilla, WinSCP and OpenSSH. This guide will cover how we can log into the MFT Gateway SFTP server from FileZilla SFTP Client.

Step 1

First of all, enable SFTP integration from the SFTP Integration view in MFT Gateway and download the private key file in PPK/PKCS1 format.

MFT Gateway SFTP integration view Open image on lightbox

Step 2

Then, open the pre-installed FileZilla client.

Step 3

In the FileZilla client interface, open the Site Manager from the navigation bar File tab. A window will appear as below.

Site Manager on FileZilla Open image on lightbox

Step 4

In the Site Manager window, click on the New Site button to create a new remote configuration. Then, provide a name to the newly created site.

Step 5

In the General tab, set the configuration details as below.

Protocol SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
Host sftp.mftgateway.com
Port 22
Logon Type Key file

Step 6

Fill the User field with the username which you have provided when integrating SFTP in MFT Gateway.

Step 7

Then, browse for the Key file downloaded in Step 1 and upload it. If you select a password protected PKCS1 formatted key file, a dialog box will pop up as shown below (if not, skip to Step 10). In this dialog box, FileZilla is asking to convert the private key file to the format it expects. Click Yes to continue.

Key File Open image on lightbox

Step 8

When FileZilla proceeds to convert the private key file, it will request the key password as shown below. Enter the password which you have provided when integrating SFTP in MFT Gateway.

Key Password Open image on lightbox

Step 9

After converting the private key file to PPK format, it will prompt for a name and a location to save the converted file. Provide a name and a location to continue. Once it’s done, the Site Manager window may look like this:

Site Manager window Open image on lightbox

Step 10

Then click on the Connect button.

Note: For password-protected private key files, FileZilla will prompt you again for the key password as below. Provide the password.

Site Manager window Open image on lightbox

Step 11

Then a dialog box will pop up as shown below. In this dialog box, FileZilla is asking if it is fine to trust the sftp.mftgateway.com host. Click OK to proceed.

Trust the host prompt Open image on lightbox

Step 12

Then you will be connected to the MFT Gateway SFTP server.

Trust the host prompt Open image on lightbox

Once successfully logged in to your own SFTP space, you can find a directory listing as below, which correspond to different aspects of your AS2 message flow.

SFTP Directory Listing Open image on lightbox