Getting Started with SFTP/SSH clients


SSH, PuTTY, Terminal, ITS Login Service, WinSCP, Cyberduck


Installation, information on access methods for AFS. 


  • Cyberduck is an SFTP client available for Windows and macOS computers
    • This is the recommended method to access AFS
    • It provides most of the same functionality as mFile (retired May 2022)
    • See Supporting Cyberduck
  • WinSCP is an SFTP client for Windows computers
  • PuTTY is an SSH client for Windows computers
  • Built-In SSH is a command-line version of SSH that you can use in a terminal window that comes built in on macOS, Linux, and newer Windows systems

For more information on each of these, see This includes information on other access methods as well including Campus Computing Sites, Virtual Sites, and more.

Additional Information

  • Can be installed on managed (MiWorkspace, PaaS) or personal machines
  • Older SFTP/SSH clients may not be able to connect to newer servers (RHEL8 servers in particular)

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.