DreamWeaver sFTP Configuration

The intent of this is to guide you to assist you to configure the file transfer client, DreamWeaver, so that can upload files to your UConn Engineering personal web site. DreamWeaver is available for the following operating systems:

  • Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Windows


  • Additional DreamWeaver documentation can be found here.

Before proceeding, you will need the following information:

Server Name: publicengr.uconn.edu
Port: 22
Protocol: ssh/sFTP
Credentials: Engineering Username and password
Directory you are publishing to: /home/<engineering username>/public_html

For students, your engineering username is the same as your NetID. For faculty and staff, your username was provided to you when your account was created by the Engineering Help Desk. If you do not have an engineering account, your departmental admin or IT staff should send in a request. If you do not remember your username, please contact soehelp@uconn.edu for assistance.

From Off Campus
If you are connecting from off-campus, you must first connect to the VPN. Ensure that you are connected to the internet, then follow the instructions here. Once you are connected to the VPN you can proceed with the instructions below.

From On Campus

Connecting to the School of Engineering Personal Website

Open DreamWeaver

Under “Site”

  • For “Site Name” enter the name of your site, in our example, we chose “My Personal Site”
  • For “Local Site Folder” this is where your web files on your computer are located, click on the folder icon to select the folder location, in our example, it is “c:\www”
  • Click on the “Servers” section on the left pane


The section will be blank, where you see the “+” sign, click on it.

The dialog box will now ask you for basic information about the server where your website is located.

Under “Server Name” enter “PublicEngr.UConn.edu”

Under “Connect using” select SFTP (secure file transfer protocol)

Enter the following information:

  • SFTP Address: publicengr.uconn.edu
  • Port: 22
  • Root Directory: /home/YOUR_ENGR_USERNAME/public_html
  • Web URL: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~YOUR_ENGR_USERNAME where YOUR_ENGR_USERNAME is all lower case
  • Click “Test” so we can ensure it is connecting to the server


 Upon success, you will see the dialog box, click “OK” and click “Save”

Your website information is now saved, click “Save”

Now in the “Managed Sites” listing you will see your personal website

To begin uploading changes, on the lower left, under the “Files” tab, click on the icon that looks like to plugs connecting to one another

Once connected, you will see the local view, to view both server and local views, simply click on the “Expand” icon on the far right, near the circling arrows.

Now we will be able to see the remote server view (on left), and on the right, the local computer view (on right)

To transfer files from the local view, simply drag and drop the files from local computer view to the remote server view.