Configure Access to Files on Back End SFTP Servers

The Transfer Client shows a Local files list on the left and a Server files list on the right. You can use the Reflection for Secure IT Server to add files to the Server files list that are located on one or more additional servers. Because these servers are not located on the host running Reflection for Secure IT, they are referred to as "remote servers" in the Reflection for Secure IT console. Because these remote file servers are frequently located behind your firewall, they are also referred to as "back end servers."

Note: This procedure configures access to files on an SFTP server. You can also configure access to files on a network share. See Configure Web Edition to Act as a Gateway.

To configure access to a directory on a back end SFTP server

  1. On the Web Edition server, start the Reflection for Secure IT console (Start > All Programs > Attachmate Reflection > Reflection SSH Server Configuration).
  2. From the Configuration tab, click SFTP Directories in the left panel.
  3. Click Add to open the Accessible Directories Settings dialog box.
  4. Specify a Virtual directory name. This is the directory name users will see in the Transfer Client's Server files list.
  5. Click Remote SFTP server. This opens the Remote SFTP Server Connection dialog box.
  6. Specify a Host name.
  7. Retrieve the host key.
  8. Enter a username with access to this server for Remote SFTP username, and provide authentication information for this user.
  9. In the Path field, enter a path on the server that the user has access to, or use Browse to have an available path entered for you.
  10. Close the open dialog boxes and save the server settings.


  • The directories available on the remote server are limited by the rights of the user you specify for Remote SFTP username. You cannot provide access to files that are not available to this user.
  • Users have access only to directories that you explicitly make available. They do not have access to other directories on the remote server, even if these directories are available to the specified Remote SFTP username.
  • The %u and %U variables are supported for specifying paths on remote servers.