FTP Overview


FTP is a technology that transfers files more efficiently than standard HTML web browsers, decreasing your upload and download times anywhere from 20-60%.

Egnyte is compatible with most FTP clients and supports the following:

  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol over implicit TLS/SSL)
  • FTPES (File Transfer Protocol over explicit TLS/SSL)
  • SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)

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  • We do not support the ASCII transfer mode, so please use the Binary mode instead.
  • We do not support Active Transfer Mode, so please use Passive Transfer Mode when setting up the FTP client.
  • If you use a firewall, please review the Egnyte Public IP Address article to see which IP addresses need to be whitelisted.
  • FTP access is limited to Admins and Power Users on the Office, Business, or Enterprise plans.
  • Trial users on these plans are limited to uploading 1GB total via FTP.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about using FTP, our FAQ article will help you find the answers. 

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