How to SFTP Access

I have 2 Raspberry 3 with OSMC, I would connect through SFTP the first raspberry for access to second raspberry files. At the moment I use smartphone app for access remotely (external my home) to RPi files or FileZilla on my PC.


Add it as a source in the file manager and then it will be available to add it to your library.

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I have added on Setting->file manager of osmc the following link but not working:

after adding the osmc file manager link delete user: password@ and the link becomes:

but does not work.

What could I try to do?

Have you tried connecting from the command line to see if sftp server is available?

Where is the directory on the server Pi? Is it in /home/osmc?

And if you have the SSH port opened on your network, I hope that you did change the default osmc password.

Yes I have change my osmc and root password in my first and second raspberry.

Through pc with VideoLAN (vlc) I connect correctly to my first raspberry and I use the following


I think I see the problem. You changed the ssh port (like recommended) away from 22.

You could try this:


Notice the extra : after PortExternal

If that does not work, you could use fstab and sshfs. An fstab line would look something like this: fuse.sshfs x-systemd.automount,noauto,rw,user,transform_symlinks,user=<username>,pass=<password>,port=<portonserver>,allow_other,default_permissions,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

I haven’t played with this at all, so I have no idea if it will really work.

For more info about fstab: Configuring fstab based Samba share mounts