Secure Copy (SFTP, SSL, SCP)


Secure copy, referred to as SCP, is software used to copy data from one computer to another using encrypted protocols and public key authentication to insure that the data cannot be read by unauthorized parties during the transmission.

Service Category

An administrator needing to transfer a sensitive spreadsheet from a server to his desktop computer would use secure copy to move the file.

Compliance Information

Refer to the University policy on encryption standards:

Encryption used should meet this standard at a minimum.