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SFTP required on UMD Web Server

Effective February 6, 2012, plain FTP service will be disabled on the UMD web server ( After this date, you will need to use secure FTP (SFTP) to upload files to our web server.

You can begin using SFTP at any time, and ITSS strongly encourages you to make the change now. For details on how to configure SFTP settings with Filezilla and Dreamweaver CS5, please see our web site: Secure FTP Settings. (Note that older versions of Dreamweaver do not support SFTP.)

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the ITSS Help Desk (, 726-8847).