File Transfer Protocol (FTP/FTPS)

IMPORTANT! Changes for Publishing to Student Web Server

Starting in Spring of 2022 MSJC's I.T. department moved the Internet Authoring (IA) student Web server into a more secure environment, Amazon Web Services (AWS). This means that things have changed for how students access the IA student Web server when publishing and viewing their Web assignments. Students must now use the AWS Client VPN application to connect to the AWS virtual private network (VPN) first, before publishing or viewing Web assignments.

In addition, the integrated development environment (IDE) you use for publishing your Web assignments will need to be configured to use the FTPS protocol instead of FTP in order to be able to successfully publish assignment files and folders to the IA student Web server. View the AWS Client VPN tutorial first for instructions on dowloading, installing, and configuring the AWS VPN. Then come back to this page to learn how to configure your IDE to use FTPS for publishing your assignments to the IA student Web server.

You MUST complete the AWS Client VPN step first before configuring your IDE for FTPS publishing.


In order to publish a file to a Web server, Web developers need to configure their Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to use the correct File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS) settings.

If you are not familiar with the concept of using FTP or FTPS to publish your files to a Web server then view the video above (note: there is no audio in this video, the narration is presented in on-screen text).

The information below will help you to:

  • Configure your IDE to connect to and publish to the Student Web server using FTPS.

FTPS Server Settings

If you are familiar with configuring ftp server settings for your IDE use the following information:

FTP Server: FTPS://

Directory (Site Path): (leave blank)

Username: 7-digit Student ID number

Password: Same password used to login to Canvas.

Otherwise, view the tutorial below that is specific for your IDE on how to configure it to use FTPS for publishing to the IA Web server.

FTPS Configuration Tutorials for Specific IDEs

Click on the IDE name below to learn how to configure it to use FTP to connect and publish to the Student Web server: