SFTP Dosen't work from filezilla, help pls!!

Posted February 22, 2016 11.1k views


I can access with success to sftp via terminal from my mac, But I can’t connect from filezilla or cyberduck, I follow this tutorial.

Also I tried with those access :

Host: sftp://Your_IP
User: root (or your username)
Password: Your password

Always I get the same error :

  Error: Timeout expired
  Error: Unable to connect to server

I need to make a configuration for my droplet ?

Any help pls


These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
1 answer

This is because you are probably using an SSH key to log in from your terminal. In the tutorial, it is highlited that you are supposed to add a key file to either filezilla or cyberduck. Please repeat the steps under the title “SFTP via SSH2 Key-based Authentication” within the tutorial you used. The first image under that section explains it all. After you are done you will not need a password

by Pablo Carranza
This article will teach you how to use Filezilla to transfer and manage files securely on your VPS.