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SFTP connection fails when password not specified in CuteFTP Site Properties or Quick Connect bar

Karla Marsh
CuteFTP

THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • CuteFTP, all versions

SYMPTOM

When no password is specified for an SFTP connection in the Site properties or the Quick Connect bar in CuteFTP, the connection fails without asking for a password.

The log file might read:

*** CuteFTP 9.0 - build Jun 25 2013 ***

STATUS:> [6/2/2016 3:22:54 PM] Getting listing ""...

STATUS:> [6/2/2016 3:22:54 PM] Connecting to SFTP server...

STATUS:> [6/2/2016 3:22:54 PM] SFTP connection closed.

STATUS:> [6/2/2016 3:22:54 PM] Connection closed.

RESOLUTION

To enable the login prompt

  1. In CuteFTP, click Tools > Global Options.
  2. In the Global Options dialog box, click Display > Prompts.
  3. Under Prompts, select the Show login prompt if connection fails or is missing data check box.
  4. Click OK.

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Last Modified: 3 Years Ago
Last Modified By: kmarsh
Type: HOWTO
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