Configuring SSH for the First Time

Using SSH Secure File Transfer Client for Windows

Configuring SSH for the First Time

If you are a first-time user of SSH, you can customize the software so that it automatically opens in your TARO XML directory. Follow the steps below to learn how to connect to the TARO server and SAVE this information as a profile for future transfers.

If SSH is not open, open SSH Secure File Transfer Client now.


A “defaultsftp” box appears, click File—-Quick Connect to create a new connection.



ssh_fig_1.2 connect

In the “Host Name” field type the name of the Web server you will be uploading your pages to. For TARO the Host Name is

Enter your logon id in the “User Name” box.

Hit the “Connect” button.

When you connect to a remote host computer for the first time, the host sends your local computer its public key in order to identify itself. This first connection is very important. Click Yes to Accept


This pops up the Password box (contact Minnie Rangel if you don’t have one).


This opens to a listing of your files…the left side is your desktop and the right is the remote server.
Save this connection information to a profile. Go to: File–Profiles—Add Profile


This will pop-up an “Add Profile” box…Type something like Taro-FTP and hit “Add to Profiles”…A profile saves all of the information needed to connect to a particular computer and gives that set of information a name.


You can also save the arrangement, or layout, as you see it now. Go to: File–Save Layout


You are done configuring your ssh client…you can now start uploading files or exit.

disconnect  exit

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