Secure FTP (SFTP)

The HMC supports usage of a secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) connection from an HMC/SE FTP client to a customer FTP server location.

This support is implemented by using the SSH File Transfer Protocol; an extension of the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol. SSH is a cryptographic (encrypted) network protocol for initiating text-based shell sessions on remote servers in a secure way. The Manage SSH Keys task is used to associate a public key with a host address. Secure FTP infrastructure allows HMC/SE applications to query if a public key is associated with a host address and then utilize the Secure FTP interface with the appropriate public key for that host.