04 Using FileZilla

Please note that you must be connected to Harvard's VPN in order to transfer files to or from the RCE.

  1. Open FileZilla.
  2. Launch the Site Manager by clicking the File menu and selecting Site Manager.
  3. Select the connection you added in the previous section, and click Connect.
  4. Enter your username and password at the prompts.
  5. Un-check the box for Remember password until FileZilla is closed.

The first time you connect to the RCE you will see this prompt.

Unknown host key dialog in Filezilla

Before continuing, make sure that the host key fingerprint matches this fingerprint:


If the fingerprint does not match, cancel the connection and contact us.

After verifying the fingerprint, click the box for Always trust this host, add this key to the cache, and click OK.