WinSCP 5.16 Beta


WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client and SCP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.

WinSCP features:

  • Graphical user interface
  • Translated into several languages
  • Integration with Windows (drag&drop, URL, shortcut icons)
  • U3 support
  • All common operations with files
  • Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2 and plain old FTP protocol
  • Batch file scripting and command-line interface
  • Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
  • Integrated text editor
  • Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
  • Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH
  • Explorer and Commander interfaces
  • Optionally stores session information
  • Optionally supports portable operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media

WinSCP 5.16 Beta changelog:

Improvements to sessions and workspace management, so that WinSCP can now easily restore tabs that were open when it was last closed:

  • Login dialog can be configured not to automatically pop up, when starting WinSCP and when closing the last session.
  • When Login dialog is configured not to pop up automatically on start and workspace was saved in the previous run, the workspace is automatically restored when WinSCP starts.
  • A session can be disconnected, without closing its tab, and later reconnected.
  • Tabs of sessions opened with a workspace or a folder that fails to connect and tabs of all sessions that fail to reconnect are not closed.
  • Option “Keep main window open when the last session is closed” is enabled by default.
  • User is offered to save a workspace, even when only one session is opened.

SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.72. It brings the following changes:

  • Major rewrite of the crypto code to remove cache and timing side channels.
  • Hardware-accelerated AES. 1769 cpu-crypto-accel
  • Support for GSSAPI key exchange. gss-key-exchange
  • Server and protocol information dialog now shows a more detailed information about the cipher in use.
  • Extension Archive and Download to archive remote files and download the archive. 1773

Improvements to Synchronization checklist window:

  • Estimating time to finish directory comparison before synchronization based on previous comparisons of the same folders.
  • Allowed opening the local or remote file from synchronization checklist in Windows Explorer or WinSCP, respectively. 1784
  • Hints for synchronization action icons on synchronization checklist window. 1786
  • Command-line switch /browse to either force opening the main window when a file URL is specified or to explicitly select a specified file in both file panels.
  • Convenience methods Session.PutFileToDirectory, Session.PutFilesToDirectory, Session.GetFileToDirectory and Session.GetFilesToDirectory.
  • Selection of network interface for SSH and IPv4 using raw session setting SourceAddress. 416
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.1.1d. It brings TLS 1.3 support among other changes.

Installer upgraded to Inno Setup 6.0.2:

  • User can choose between installation for all users and the current user only.
  • Modern style of the installer wizard.
  • Raw site settings editor.
  • Copy (to clipboard) command in file context menu. 1758
  • Automatically reconnecting when FTP data connection cannot be opened, if it previously worked. 1767

Host key and certificate fingerprint verification improvements:

  • When verifying a host key using an expected fingerprint, it is possible to use an expected fingerprint with a checksum only (with both key type and bit count omitted).
  • When verifying a host key or a certificate using an expected fingerprint, the comparison is case-insensitive (with an exception of SHA-256 checksum).
  • When verifying a host key using an expected fingerprint, a padding (=) in SHA-256 checksum is not required.
  • Change: TLS/SSL certificate fingerprints in generated URL use dashes (-) instead of colons (:), while colons are still accepted.
  • Change: SHA-256 fingerprints in generated URL use dashes (-) and underscores (_) instead of pluses (+) and slashes (/), while pluses and slashes are still accepted.
  • Support S3 servers with Path URI style (like Minio). 1632
  • S3 Default region can be configured on Advanced Site Settings dialog.
  • Support for non standard ports with S3 protocol. 1780 [full release notes]

Download: WinSCP 5.16 Beta | 10.5 MB (Open Source)
Download: Standalone Executable | 8.6 MB
Link: WinSCP Home page

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