Enable Secure FTP in Raspberry Pi

Hey dreamers! Let’s discuss how to Enable Secure FTP in Raspberry Pi. This procedure was tested under Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with Rasbian OS version 8 (Jessie).

* Part 1: Enable SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) access in Raspberry Pi

1. Open the shell and run the following command:

sudo raspi-config

2. You should see the following screen, select 5 Interfacing Options, then press enter:

3. In the next shell screen, select P2 SSH, then press enter:

4. You will be asked to enable SSH server, just select YES using arrow or tab in the keyboard, then press enter.

* Part 2: Access Raspberry Pi SFTP using Filezilla

1. Install Filezilla and open it afterwards

2. In the Filezilla window, look for the following part:

Provide the following details then click quick connect:
Hostname: sftp://
Note: Replace the IP address in the above example with the IP of your Rasberry Pi
Username: (provide your username)
Password: (provide your password)

Additional Note:

To be able to write to the www directory, add ownership of using the following example command:

sudo chown -R loginUserName /var/www

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