SFTP

The SFTP functionality of Termius lets you securely transfer files between two hosts, one of which can be your local device.

Before using SFTP:

  1. Make sure that you’ve added the host(s) to Termius.

  2. If your Termius is from Mac App Store or Microsoft Store, please, read this.

To begin using SFTP, navigate to the SFTP screen.

The SFTP interface consists of two panels, each of which allows you to browse and manage files on one of your hosts. Transferring files between hosts can be done with drag-and-drop. See below to learn more about using SFTP.

SFTP is a Premium feature.

Available Actions

Connect to a Host

Desktop
iOS
Android

Follow the prompt on the SFTP screen.

To switch to another host, click the hostname at the top of the panel, as shown in the picture below.

Tap Local at the top to switch from local host to another host.

To switch to the other panel, if it’s not visible due to a small size of the screen, tap the second Documents label at the bottom.

Tap Local at the top to switch from local host to another host.

Transfer Files

Desktop
iOS
Android

Select one or more files (holding Shift) and drag them to the other panel.

Alternatively, right-click and choose Copy to target directory.

Files can be transferred in two ways:

  1. By swiping an item to the left and choosing Copy.

  2. By dragging an item into the other pane (which is unavailable on older devices not supporting drag-and-drop, or devices with a small screen size).

Tap and hold a file to select it, then tapat at the top and choose Transfer to.

More Actions

Desktop
iOS
Android

To rename or delete a file or directory, or change its permissions, right-click and choose the relevant option.

To create a new directory, show hidden files, or close the connection, click Actions at the top and choose the relevant option.

To rename or delete a file or directory, or change its permissions, swipe it to the left and choose the relevant option.

To create a new directory, tap the folder icon.

To show hidden files, or change the order of items on the panel, tap the ‘cog’ icon and choose the relevant option.

To rename a file or directory or copy a path, tap and hold, then tap at the top and choose the relevant option.

To delete an item(s), select one or more items, then tap at the top and choose the relevant option.

Access Local Files in Sandbox Mode

If you've downloaded Termius from Mac App Store or Microsoft Store, your Termius runs in the sandbox. This means the app can't access your local drive due to restrictions of Apple and Microsoft.

But, there is a workaround:

  1. Turn on an ssh server on your (local) device.

  2. In Termius, from the top left menu choose Profile.

  3. Enable Allow local SSH/SFTP connections and enter the credentials to the user account, under which the ssh server runs, on your device.

As a result, you'll be able to access the localhost as if the app is not sandboxed, but this will be over SSH.