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Sam ChenJuly 22, 2017

SFTP, or SSH File Transfer Protocol, is a communications protocol that provides secure file transfer capabilities. SFTP is commonly used for sharing files in a corporate setting, web development and programming.

In rare cases, SFTP may also refer to Simple File Transfer Protocol. This is an unsecured file transfer protocol which is now largely unused.

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