We will eventually be retiring the basic FTP protocol, because only plain text authentication is transmitted and therefore it is not secure.
We strongly encourage users to update their connections to SFTP or FTPS protocol if they are using an FTP client (e.g., FileZilla), or use a web browser to connect to the Data Catalog.
All new user accounts created will not be allowed to connect via non-secured FTP protocol. Only secured (encrypted) connections will be supported going forward. SFTP is recommended when using an FTP client connection.
Non-secured FTP access used by existing members will be phased out in the future.