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Setting Up a SFTP Connection


To successfully transmit report data to the CT SEDS for processing, an SFTP connection to a state-managed server must be defined within PowerSchool. Once the setup below is complete, school districts are able to upload the following reports for submission automatically:

  • Student Contacts Report

Establishing an SFTP Connection

The SFTP Setup can be found by navigating to the following page in PowerSchool:

Navigation: Go to District Start Page, System, System Settings, Plugin Management Configuration,  Remote Connection Manager, Remote Connection Manager and then click Create Connection.

To define the necessary connection, populate the following fields:




NameDefine a name for this connectionY
DescriptionEnter a description for this connectionN
ProtocolSelect SFTP from the dropdownY
HostEnter the IP of the state server (Expected value:

Enter the port number for the connection authentication (usually 22)

Authentication Type

Select the authentication type from the drop-down

  • Username and Password

Enter your district number as the username for the connection

PasswordEnter passwordY
Confirm Password

Confirm password

Note: Once the above fields have been populated, click Test Connection to verify that the connection is successful

Key Certificate Alias

Not applicable

Finger PrintNot applicableN
Remote PathEnter the file path to store the files (Expected value: imports)Y
Allow DownloadNot applicableN
Allow UploadSelect the Allow Upload checkbox to allow extracts to be uploaded from the PowerSchool serverY

Running Reports with SFTP

To run a report using the newly establish SFTP connection, navigate to the desired report and select the SFTP connection on the report input page. For help with navigation and running the report, see How to Find and Generate a Report.

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