If you need to connect to an FTP server regularly, you can centralize the connection information under the Metadata node in the Repository view.
All of the connections created appear under the FTP server connection node, in the Repository view.
You can drop the connection metadata from the Repository onto the design workspace. A dialog box opens in which you can choose the component to be used in your Job.
For further information about how to drop metadata onto the workspace, see Using centralized metadata in a Job.