FileZilla is most popular FTP client used by users for connecting FTP server from local system. It has lots of features to use a remote server. But most of them don’t have more idea of how to connect sftp using Filezilla.

If you don’t want to use a password, you can simply use SSH private key with Filezilla to authenticate on a key basis. This article will help you to How to import private key in Filezilla for sftp access.

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FileZilla Client: You must have Filezilla client installed on your system.
SSH Private Key: You must have ssh private key to attach with Filezilla client.

Step 1 – Start Filezilla

I hope you better know how to start Filezilla on your system. We can start Filezilla using a shortcut or through program files or command line.

Step 2 – Add Key in Filezilla

Follow the given below screenshots to add primary key in filezilla.


Go to Edit Menu and Click on Settings Submenu.



Select SFTP under Connection and click Add key file.



Select private key file. You Key file will be added in List. Now Just click OK.


Some times Filezilla prompt to convert key in the case provided key is not in the correct format which Filezilla supports. Feel free to convert the file and save with some other name.

Step 3 – Connect to SFTP Server

Enter the detail of Host, Username and Port ( if not using default ) and click on Quickconnect


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