(Optional:if you want to transfer files elsewhere other than login.msi) Under the Connection section, click on "Tunnel" to get to this screen and click "Connect through SSH tunnel". Fill inlogin.msi.umn.eduand your MSI username. Then click back in the left column on Session at the top.
(Mandatory for all cases) Enter the name of the MSI server you wish to use, such as itasca, cascade, hosting, etc, in this format:server.msi.umn.edu. (Do not use the actual name server.msi.umn.edu, which does not exist.)If you skipped steps 4 and 5, the only option here is login.msi.umn.edu.Enter your MSI username. Click "Save".
You will now get a window asking for your password. After entering your password click "OK". Do not save your password! For alternatives to saving your password using ssh keys contact email@example.com.
To move to the desired directories, use the navigation bars at the top. The local system is on the left and the remote system on the right. The toolbar at the bottom of the window contains function keys for performing copies, deletes, etc.
To perform an action, highlight the desired files or directories and press the appropriate function key (F5 for a copy). It will then prompt you for confirmation. Click "OK". Depending on the size of the file(s) and the speed of your network connection, an upload or download could take anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes.
When you are ready to disconnect from the remote system, press F10 or just exit from the WinSCP program.