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XBMC ships with SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) (not to be confused with FTP) client support for accessing file shares.

You can also use SFTP as a way to connect to some XBMC devices, such as XBMCbuntu.

1 Adding SFTP as a media source

  1. Add Videos
  2. Browse
  3. Add network location
  4. Select SSH/SFTP from the protocol menu
  5. Complete other fields as required

2 Connecting to XBMCbuntu via SFTP

XBMCbuntu ships with Openssh server, making it easier to access your files via SSH/SFTP. Alternative installations that contain Openssh can also use the method below to connect.

Examples of SFTP clients

Connecting to XBMCbuntu SFTP

Some XBMCBuntu installs the username is xbmc and password blank where you did not set a username or password during install.

  1. Choose a SFTP client and open an instance
  2. Enter The XBMC box IP (using Filezilla e.g. sftp://
  3. Choose port 22
  4. For username the login name you chose during install
  5. For password the password you chose during install


During first time connecting you will see a security warning irrespective of client used.


Select OK or Yes

3 See also

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