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Connect to FTP

Automation Workshop includes the Connect to FTP Action that establishes a 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 can 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 (SHA-1 and SHA-256).
  • FTP Actions support the ASCII and Binary transfer modes to seamlessly convert files between Windows and Linux text file encodings.
  • Custom connection options (and proxy settings) allow to fine-tune specific parameters for connecting to FTP server.
YouTube video · Automate an FTP transfer

Usage examples


  • Connection · Set up a secure FTP connection.
  • Advanced · Server certificate validation options.
  • Options · Name the FTP connection and set up the advanced error processing.




Automation Workshop includes many more awesome Triggers and numerous Actions to aid you to automate any repetitive computer or business task by providing state-of-the-art GUI tools.

Automated Trigger · SFTP Watcher
SFTP Watcher
Automate Action · Synchronize Directories
Synchronize Directories

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