PuTTy FTP Software

Vendor: WinSCP/PuTTy is the command line (FTP/SFTP) application that is distributed with WinSCP.

Supported Operating Systems:  Microsoft Windows only.

General Description: WinSCP describes their software as an “open source SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager functionality. It uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports, in addition to Secure FTP, also legacy SCP protocol.”

Scope of License: This software is free.

Method for Obtaining:

  • For personal machines or machines on which you hold administrative privilege, download WinSCP and install.
  • For Mines-owned, ITS managed machines, submit a Mines Help Center request for installation.

Documentation:  Available on the WinSCP web page.

In case of difficulties running the software in a Mines ITS managed lab:  Contact ITS via the Mines Help Center. We want the program to be properly installed, licensed and functioning. If you have questions about the use of the program, please contact your instructor, TA or lab manager.