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Sending Records via SFTP

The server that you will be connecting to uses Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), which provides a secure connection. You will need a client that supports SFTP, rather than FTP.  If you don't have one, you will need to download and install one. We recommend WinSCP which is free to download and use.

Please compress or zip the file before sending it, if possible. This will make the file smaller so that the transfer will be quicker and it will save space on the SFTP server.

Name your file with your findIT CT ID (same as your old reQuest ID), followed by the date that you submitted the file in the format  YYYYMMDD. For example, the Middletown Library Service Center is CZLM, so if we submitted our file on June 15, 2016 it would be named: CZLM20160615. Don't know your library code? Use the spreadsheet on the "Library Codes" page to find your library's findIT CT library code.

  • Open your SFTP program
  • Go to host name: and use port 22
  • If you don't know the username and password: contact Gail Hurley (
  • Navigate to the "Uploads" directory/folder.
  • Place/drag your file in the folder with your ILS name (e.g. Koha, III, Sirsi, Follett, etc.)
  • Close the connection and/or exit the SFTP program (depends on SFTP program you are using).

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