FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and SFTP is short for Secure File Transfer Protocol. Both are internet protocols that allow users to manage files stored on a server. Common actions include uploading and downloading files; creating folders (usually referred to on servers as subdirectories); and renaming and deleting files and folders.
SFTP, unlike FTP, uses an encrypted server connection. Rutgers servers that support remote file management use SFTP rather than FTP for security reasons.
Last updated June 8, 2016
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