Configuring Your Firewall Settings

Secure FTP (File Transfer Protocol) supports two methods for securely exchanging files with the Clearinghouse:

> Web Browser Interface (HTTPS)

Web browsers use port 443 for establishing secure connections to the server.

  • REQUIRED: Allow TCP Port-443 to FTPS.NSLC.ORG

> Also see Uploading Files via the Web Browser Interface

> FTP over SSH Clients (SFTP)

A one-port SSH tunnel is established to support FTP over SSH clients. The use of a single SSH tunnel has an advantage over the multiple encrypted data streams used by FTP over SSL: fewer ports need to be opened on a firewall.

  • REQUIRED: Allow TCP Port-22 to FTPS.NSLC.ORG

Secure FTP Settings

Internet Domain
Web Site Address
Mailbox (User) ID Usually your OPE ID (colleges) or NCES (high schools) Number
Home Folder Same as your mailbox ID
Receive Sub-Folder
(if applicable)
Password Initially set by the Clearinghouse
Password Administration Can be set by you or the Clearinghouse

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