How to connect to SFTP with Transmit

Updated on July 14th, 2021

Transmit is a popular FTP client for Mac. You can learn more about Transmit here.

SFTP login using Transmit

  1. Open Transmit.
  2. Click on the Quick Connect tab.
  3. Set the Protocol to SFTP.
  4. Enter in the Address field.
  5. Port should display 22 by default, if not, you can set the value manually.
  6. Your User Name is the same as your Flywheel username (not your email address).
  7. Your Password is the same as your Flywheel password.
  8. You can leave Remote Path blank.
  9. Click on Connect or press Enter to connect to the server.
  10. Click Ok if you get a warning about an unknown host key.


To save these settings for future use, click the Add to Servers button. Once saved, you can access these settings via the Servers tab (next to the Quick Connect tab).

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Check out our other articles on SFTP, or reach out to our Happiness Engineers for assistance!

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