The Host Keys dialog box allows you to manage the host keys collected from remote hosts. You can open it by clicking Host Key Manager on the Tools menu.

A host key is the public key of a remote host and you can check the fingerprint on the key to verify the validity of the host. The remote host sends its public key to Xftp when the connection is established. When the host key is valid and you trust it, you can save the host key to the database in Xftp. If the host key is not saved in the database, the SSH Security Warning dialog box will appear when you try to connect to the host.

Be sure that the fingerprint on the host key is exactly the same as the one on the host which you want to connect.


Opens the Open dialog box to import a host key. An imported key will be saved into the database and listed in the Host Keys dialog box. Xftp can import the keys formatted as SECSH Public Key Format.


Opens the Save dialog box to export the selected host key. An exported key will be saved as a file, and you can use it with other programs. The exported file is formatted as SECSH Public Key Format.


Removes the selected host key from the database.


Opens a Notepad window with the contents of the selected host key.