How to use SFTP to connect to Hypernode

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Whenever you want to work on your Hypernode space you’ll need to connect to your Hypernode. There are three ways to connect:

  1. Using an SSH client
  2. Using FTP
  3. Using SFTP

If you want to use an SSH client and want to know how to configure this, you can use the following article: Log in to the Hypernode with SSH . However if you want to use SFTP, this article will cover the basics in how to configure this in FileZilla.

The first step is to contact Byte (, because we have to enable SFTP for you.

Generate an SSH keypair

Once SFTP has been enabled, please generate a keypair (a private and a public key). This can be done through a Terminal (Linux and Mac OSX have this program pre-installed) or through PuTTY. How to do this is covered in this article: Creating an SSH keypair (in Dutch).

Add your public key to the SSH Keymanager

When you have generated the keypair you need to add your public key to your Hypernode. You’ll need to use the SSH keymanager at the Byte Service panel. How this works is explained in the article Using the Keymanager.

Add your private key in FileZilla

After the public key has been added, we need to make sure the private key gets properly configured. As mentioned you can use FileZilla for this task. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open FileZilla
  2. Click  Edit and select Settings.
  3. Click  SFTP.
  4. Click Add keyfile (image 1)

    image 1 Add your private key to Hypernode

    image 1 Add your private key to Hypernode

  5. Select your private key and click Open.
  6. You’ll be asked if you want to convert your private key to a format which FileZilla can use. Click Yes.
  7. Enter the passphrase you used when generating the keypair and click Ok.
  8. Give the file a name and select the folder where you want to save the file to.
  9. Press OK.

Connecting to Hypernode with SFTP

  1. Select the menu item File and select Site Manager.
  2. Click New Site and give the new connection a name (default is set to New Site).
  3. Use the following settings (image 2):

    image 2: Connect to Hypernode with SFTP

    image 2: Connect to Hypernode with SFTP

  4. Press Connect and you will be connected to your Hypernode.