The FTP platform will allow you to log into your site using FTP protocol.

To allow anonymous FTP access to the Thru Platform:

  1. Check Allow anonymous access to this site. It is disabled by default. Even when this option is disabled, users can access the portal via FTP and FTPeS using FTP clients when configured with user credentials.

You can also specify how long a session will stay active (in minutes). If you want the session to never expire, input the time as 0 minutes.

  1. Click Save.

Setting Up Anonymous FTP Access

  1. Create a regular Thru user named anonymous. You can decide if you want to create a home folder and/or share other folders for anonymous access.
  2. Activate the user by following the activation email and set a password. This password will be required for web access but not for FTP access.
  3. Set read/write permission to the folders you would like to expose for anonymous access.

Client FTP Configuration Information

To configure your FTP client to Thru, refer to the following information:

  • Host: Depending on which global region is being used, one of the following will be entered. – Chicago ( (same as ORD1 but supported for backward compatibility) – Chicago ( – Hong Kong ( – London ( – Sydney (

  • Protocol: FTP
  • Encryption: Require explicit FTP over TLS
  • Logon Type: Normal
  • User: The user is a combination of portal name\user name; Example:
  • Password: The password is the same one used for Thru portal authentication.

Egress connections to Thru FTP services may need to be enabled on a corporate firewall. If the error “The server rejected SFTP connection, but it listens for FTP connections” appears after attempting the authenticated connection, it is most likely that the Thru FTP host has to be added to the firewall whitelist.


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