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

Here we’ll discuss how we can log into the MFT Gateway SFTP server from WinSCP SFTP Client

Kumudika Rupasinghe
Kumudika Rupasinghe

As we already discussed how we can log into MFT Gateway SFTP server from FileZilla SFTP client, here we’ll discuss how we can log into the MFT Gateway SFTP server from WinSCP SFTP Client.

Step 1

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

Note: If you are planning to use a PKCS1 file generated by MFT Gateway, make sure the file is not password-protected. Otherwise, you’ll get an error message; unsupported cipher, while converting the file into PuTTY format.

MFT Gateway SFTP integration view Open image on lightbox

Step 2

Then, open the pre-installed WinSCP client.

Step 3

The Login dialog will appear automatically on startup, by default. If not, in the WinSCP client interface, open New Session from the navigation bar Session tab.

Site Manager on FileZilla Open image on lightbox

Step 4

In the Login dialog, select New Site node in the tree on the left to configure a new session.

Step 5

Then in the Session section, set the configuration details as below.

File Protocol SFTP
Host Name sftp.mftgateway.com
Port Number 22

Step 6

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

Step 7

Then click Advanced… and click Authentication under SSH in Advanced Site Settings. Then under Authentication parameters, browse for the private key file downloaded in Step 1 and upload it. If you select a PKCS1 formatted key file, a dialog box will pop up as shown below (if not, skip to Step 9). In this dialog box, WinSCP is asking to convert the private key file to the format it expects. Click OK to continue.

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Step 8

When WinSCP proceeds to convert the private key file, it will prompt for a name and a location to save the converted file. Provide a name and a location to continue. Then, a dialog box will pop up as shown below. Click OK to continue.

Key Password Open image on lightbox

Step 9

Click OK on Advanced Site Settings dialog box to continue.

Site Manager window Open image on lightbox

Step 10

Then click on the Login button in Login dialog.

Site Manager window Open image on lightbox

Step 11

If all goes well, 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.

Trust the host prompt Open image on lightbox

Login to MFT Gateway SFTP server from FileZilla

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Kumudika Rupasinghe

Kumudika Rupasinghe

Kumudika is the Senior QA Lead at Aayu Technologies, bringing over six years of industry experience. She has a keen eye for detail and committed to delivering high-quality software products. When not testing, Kumudika loves watching sitcoms, enjoying good food, and catching up on sleep—just like a bear in hibernation.


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