Connect to FTP

Automation Workshop includes the Connect to FTP Action that establishes connection between local machine and a remote FTP server · See FTP automation highlights.

The FTP (File Transfer Protocol) connection is then used to monitor for file or directory changes or to perform Cloud and FTP Actions that upload, download, synchronize, list, move, rename, delete or perform other operations with files and folders.

Features & highlights

  • Supports the most recent TLS and SSL standards, to securely connect to FTP servers and upload, download files, or synchronize directories.
  • Make either passive or active connection to FTP servers.
  • Supports Implicit FTP-SSL and Explicit FTPES protocols.
  • Supports both unencrypted FTP and encrypted FTPS connections.
  • Supports authenticating with both user credentials and client certificates.
  • Validates server based on any fingerprint, CA trusted certificates or specific certificate fingerprints.
  • Custom connection options allow using specific parameters for connecting to FTP server.
YouTube video · Monitor an FTP server & send file via email

Usage examples


  • Connection · Setup secure FTP connection.
  • Advanced · Server certificate validation options.
  • Options · Name the FTP connection and setup advanced error processing.




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