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This page describes how to directly access web files associated with a personal "~" web space, which can be accessed by two methods:

  • SFTP (preferred)
  • SMB ("Windows file sharing")

NOTE: You must establish a VPN connection in order to access your Personal public_html Web Files if you are working off-campus.

SFTP Instructions for Windows and Mac

Off-campus users will need to connect to VPN first. Some of the following settings might be optional or named differently in your SFTP client software.

  • Server: smb.geneseo.edu
  • Port: 22
  • Authentication method: password

Neither Windows nor Mac have built-in method for accessing SFTP file shares, but there are a number of free utilities for both operating systems that are known to work with our SFTP server:

Windows

Mac

SMB Steps for Windows Computers Bound to our Active Directory Domain

  1. If you are off-campus, initiate a VPN connection.
  2. Click the Start Button
  3. Enter the following in the entry field:  \\smb.geneseo.edu\username\public_html
    where username is replaced with the web account name (e.g. \\smb.geneseo.edu\bbarker\public_html)

  4. If you are not already logged in as the given username you will be required to enter the username and associated password in order to access the files.

SMB Steps for Mac

  1. If you are off-campus, initiate a VPN connection.
  2. Connect to the server by selecting "Connect to Server..." from the GO menu or type command-K
  3. Enter the following in the entry field:  smb://smb.geneseo.edu/username/public_html
    where username is replaced with the web account name (e.g. smb://smb.geneseo.edu/bbarker/public_html)
  4. You will be required to enter the username and associated password in order to access the files (unless it has already been saved in your keychain).
  • If your Mac is bound to Active Directory and you'd like to authenticate as a different user, use the following in the "Connect to server" window (replacing username with your desired user name):
    smb://username:@smb.geneseo.edu/username/public_html

Notes

  • The old service name \\main is no longer supported and may stop working in the future. Please change any references from \\main to the smb services as described above.
  • Please read Website Services Policy for policies regarding personal web spaces.


More Help

For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, or visiting our online service desk.