This page describes how to use an SFTP (also known as SSH File Transfer Protocol) client to manage files associated with a personal "~", or "tildesites" web space.
You are responsible for making the content in your ~ web space web accessible. You must test your pages using a tool like WAVE from WebAim. As a NYS public institution we are required to follow WCAG A and AA web accessibility guidelines.
SFTP Instructions for Windows and Mac
Off-campus users must first connect to VPN before connecting to our SFTP server.
Some of the following settings might be optional or named differently in your SFTP client software:
Username: Your Geneseo network username without @geneseo.edu
Password: Your Geneseo network password
Authentication method: password
Host Key Identification
When connecting to sftp.geneseo.edu, you'll be asked to confirm the host fingerprint. This fingerprint uniquely identifies the remote server and indicates that your connection is not being intercepted or tampered with. The exact fingerprint and format may differ based on your client and its configuration. Our current host key fingerprints are:
Many text editors like Visual Studio Code, BBEdit, Notepad++, and others have native support or a plugin for editing files on an SFTP server.
Cyberduck is a libre (open source, donation-supported), cross-platform graphical SFTP client. Because it runs on both Mac and Windows, the following steps should allow you to connect to sftp.geneseo.edu regardless of your operating system:
Launch Cyberduck, click Open Connection
Select SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) as the connection type
Enter sftp.geneseo.edu in the Server field
Confirm the Port field indicates 22
Enter your Geneseo network username
Enter your Geneseo network password
Check the Save Password checkbox
Confirm the fingerprint shown matches one of our valid fingerprints below, check Always, and click Allow. 17:b3:d8:1e:99:58:a8:0c:26:96:c9:ea:2a:3d:48:5c (md5) ibAfdkTaV7QDXf6TpqCTSOz4c6SgAvnppAZ1vY4Fnv8 (sha256)
You can now drag and drop files between your system and public_html in Cyberduck
You can right click on a file in Cyberduck and select Edit With to pick your favorite editor to launch that file in. When you save that file in your editor, Cyberduck will automatically update the copy on the SFTP server.