Use WinSCP on Pantheon
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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
Make sure you have the Pantheon SFTP connection information for your site ready. Refer to the documentation on how to find the SFTP credentials for your site if you need to locate the connection information.
Download and install WinSCP if you haven't already.
Connect Your WinSCP Client to Pantheon
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.
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.
Navigate to the
codedirectory to access the Drupal or WordPress root and manage your files.