When you open an ftp url into your browser, it automatically logs in as “Anonymous” user to the FTP server being connected to. You can specify a different username to use with the following syntax:

Note: Only alphanumeric [0-9a-zA-Z] and the special characters “$-_.+!*'(),” [not including the quotes – ed] and reserved characters used for their reserved purposes may be used un-encoded within a URL.




If a password is required, your browser will prompt for it.

You may put the password into the URL, so the browser will not prompt for it. (Divide the login and password by colon character)




If a password contains the “@” character, you will have to encode it accordingly into the URL. Use the “%40” instead of “@” character.

RFC 1738

URL Encoding


Kind Regards,
Witold Lawacz (Ławacz)