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Use WinSCP on Pantheon

Learn how to use Pantheon's SFTP connection mode with WinSCP SFTP client.

This section provides information on how to use WinSCP with Pantheon.

WinSCP is an open source graphical SFTP client for Windows that also supports the Legacy SCP protocol.

Before You Begin

Connect Your WinSCP Client to Pantheon

  1. Start the WinSCP application and enter the connection information. Be sure to take note of the port as Pantheon uses a non-standard port for SFTP.

  2. Click Yes to accept the server's host RSA2 Key Fingerprint for the current session and store it in the cache. This allows you to connect to the server and manage your files for the current session.

    • You are directed automatically to the root directory of your appserver when logged in. The left side displays your local computer, and the right displays your site's appserver.
  3. Navigate to the code directory to access the Drupal or WordPress root and manage your files.

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