Specify the User Login Directory

The user login directory determines which directory's contents a user sees after connecting to the server. The default login directory is the Windows user profile directory.

To change the user login directory

  1. Click the Configuration > SFTP Directories.
  2. Select a directory in the User login directory list.
  3. Save your settings (File > Save Settings).


  • The specified login directory affects all SFTP and SCP2 file transfers.
  • By default, changes to User login directory do not affect SCP1 transfers. To apply the customized login directory to scp connections from OpenSSH clients, go to the Permissions tab and select Use SFTP accessible directory settings for SCP1.
  • To add an item to the User login directory list, add it to the SFTP accessible directories list and confirm that Allow is selected.
  • To have users log into their virtual root directory, which contains all accessible directories configured and allowed under SFTP accessible directories, select the virtual root directory (shown as a forward slash) from the list of available login directories.
  • When you change the user login directory, if the currently configured user public key directory does not correspond to the new login location, a warning message appears. The reason for this is that automatic key upload programs — including the one provided with the Reflection client — will not work correctly if public keys are not stored in a subdirectory called .ssh2 in the user's login directory. You can ignore this message if you do not use public key authentication, or if you configure user keys manually.

Related Topics

Virtual Root Directories and Chrooted Environments

Secure File Transfer

Customize Directory Access for File Transfers

SFTP Directories Pane