Enabling SCP and SFTP

For more information about secure copy and SFTP, see Using SCP and SFTP.

  1. Open an SSH session as you normally would to establish a secure encrypted tunnel between your computer and the switch.

    For more detailed directions on how to open an SSH session, see "Configuring secure shell (SSH)" in the access security guide for your switch. Please note that this is a one-time procedure for new switches or connections. If you have already done it once you should not need to do it a second time.

  2. To enable secure file transfer on the switch (once you have an SSH session established between the switch and your computer), open a terminal window and enter the following command:
    switch(config)# ip ssh filetransfer

For information on disabling TFTP and auto-TFTP, see Disabling TFTP and auto-TFTP for enhanced security.