In the General tab, you can set values related to the connection of a session. In most cases, you need to configure only this tab to connect to a remote computer.
Enter a unique name for this session.
Note: The name is used as filename, so you should enter only valid characters.Host
Enter the hostname or IP address of a remote computer.Protocol
Select the connection protocol you want to use. The protocol should be serviced by the remote computer. Xftp supports FTP and SFTP protocols.Setup
When SFTP protocol is selected, more detailed options can be set. For more information, see SFTP Advanced Options Dialog Box.Port Number
Enter the port number of the protocol selected above. When you select a protocol from the Protocol list, the default port of the selected protocol is automatically entered into the box. If the remote computer uses another port for the protocol, you must enter a correct one. The default FTP and SFTP port numbers are 21 and 22 respectively.Proxy Server
Select a proxy server for the session.Anonymous Login
Login as anonymous user. This is supported only for the FTP protocol.Use authentication agent
Select this check box when you want to use Xagent for SFTP protocol. Xagent is an SSH authentication agent. Xagent makes it more convenient to use private keys. This menu is only available when Xshell™is installed.Method
Select a user authentication method to be used in the remote computer.User Name
Enter a user name you want to log on. The user name is an account name on the remote computer. If you leave it blank, a prompt dialog box for a user name will appear when making the connection.Password
Enter the password of the user account on the remote computer. It is used when a Password authentication is selected. If this box is blank, a prompt dialog box will appear during logon process. The password is encrypted and saved in your PC. For better security, just leave it blank.User Key
Select the user key that will be used when the Public Key authentication of SFTP protocol is selected. If this box is blank, a prompt dialog box will appear when required. If there is no user key in the list, you should create a new key and register it to the remote SSH server.Passphrase
Enter the passphrase of the user key you have selected. It is encrypted and saved in your PC. For better security, just leave it blank.