How can I change SFTP port on Ubuntu 14.04?

December 4, 2015 15.6k views
Ubuntu Networking Configuration Management Linux Basics

Hello! How can I change default sftp port(e.g. 22->2202)

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  • You can change the port by editing the configuration file located at /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    Just change the parameter por from:

    Port 22

    To whatever you like, for example:

    Port 2222

    If you are using any firewall (like acf) make sure you also update the parameters specific to the firewall to make sure you don’t get locked out your server.

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It really depends on what you’re using for SFTP. If you’re using the built-in SFTP (using SSH), then you can modify /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change Port 22 to Port 2202 and then issue the command below to restart SSH for the changes to take effect.

If you, however, have a firewall in place, make sure you whitelist 2202 prior to restarting SSH so that your connection doesn’t drop.

service ssh restart
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