Connecting to the UWB File Server Mac

Below are instructions for you to access the file server on a personal Mac.

1. On the Finder menu, click Go and then Connect to Server

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2. Enter the https URL for the network share. The two shares that you will need most are Departments and Faculty-Staff.

 Departmental Share

 The departmental share will hold files that are used by individual departments. You can reach this directly by entering https://webfiles.uwb.edu/departments in the Server Address field. To directly access your department, add your department name to the end of the path. For example: https://webfiles.uwb.edu/departments/IS.

Faculty-Staff Share

The Faculty-Staff share will hold your individual files that are not accessible by your department. If you click on the Faculty-Staff share, you should see a Home directory. Your individual directory should be inside this directory. You can reach this directly by entering https://webfiles.uwb.edu/faculty-staff/home in the Server Address field. To directly access your individual storage, add your username to the end of the path. For example: https://webfiles.uwb.edu/faculty-staff/home/asailer

You may also want to click the plus button to save it to your Favorite Servers list. Click Connect to connect.

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3. You should now be required to authenticate. To ensure that you are entering UWB credentials, use uwb\username in the username field. Enter your UWB account password and click OK.

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4. Upon successfully connecting, you should see the share(s) that you are connected to in a Finder window.

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 5. You should also see the remote share mounted as a volume and an icon may be visible on the desktop.

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6. If you do not see the icon on the desktop, open the Finder Preferences.

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7. Make sure you select the option to show connected servers on the desktop.

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8. DONE! You should be able to successfully connect to the file server from home or any place off-campus.

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