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Servers

Remote Access

The following network shares and servers are remotely accessible from outside of COFA:

  • Your Network Home Folder
Server Address: https://myfiles.unsw.edu.au
What is on it? Personal files stored in your user account
  • COFA Classwork Server
Server Address: classwork.cofa.unsw.edu.au
What is on it? Course resources, dropboxes and documentation

How to connect from a Mac

Connecting to your Network Home Folder

Step 1: Find out which Student folder your network home folder is in

  • Open your preferred web browser and go to the address: https://myfiles.unsw.edu.au
  • Log in with your User ID (e.g z1234567), and your zPass
  • Take a note of the StudentXXX folder under the heading “My Home Drive”

Step 2: Connect via Finder

  • Open Finder by clicking on the Finder icon finder_icon in the Dock, or by clicking on your desktop background
  • From the “Go” Menu at the top of the screen select “Connect to Server…”
  • In the “Server Address” field type in the server address: https://myfiles.unsw.edu.au
  • Click the “Connect” button
  • In the “Name” field type in your User ID (e.g z1234567), and in the Password field type in your zPass
  • Click the “Connect” button
  • If you have successfully authenticated and icon named “myfiles.unsw.edu.au” will appear on the Desktop, and in the Shared section in the Finder sidebar
  • Open the appropriate StudentXXX folder to access your network home folder within

Connecting to the COFA Classwork Server

  • Open Finder by clicking on the Finder icon finder_icon in the Dock, or by clicking on your desktop background
  • From the “Go” Menu at the top of the screen select “Connect to Server…”
  • In the “Server Address” field type in the server address: classwork.cofa.unsw.edu.au
  • Click the “Connect” button
  • In the “Name” field type in your User ID (e.g z1234567), and in the Password field type in your zPass
  • Click the “Connect” button
  • If you have successfully authenticated you will be presented with a dialogue window listing the all the network shares you have been given access to
  • Select the “Classwork” share and click the “OK” button. Icons for the share(s) will appear on the Desktop, and in the Shared section in the Finder sidebar

Tips

  • The keyboard shortcut for “Connect to Server” is Apple-K
  • To add the server as a favourite in the “Connect to Server” dialog, click the Add button finder_add_server_as_favourite to save you from typing it in everytime

How to connect from a PC

Connecting to your Network Home Folder

Please following the instructions on the UNSW File Service for Students website

Connecting to the COFA Classwork Server

  • Download and install the installation package for the WinSCP application from the WinSCP website
  • Launch the WinSCP application from the Start Menu → All Programs → WinSCP
  • In the “Host name” field type in the server address: classwork.cofa.unsw.edu.au
  • In the “User name” field type in your User ID (e.g z1234567), and in the “Password” field type in your zPass
  • Make sure the “Port number” is set to: 22
  • Make sure the “File protocol” is set to: SFTP
  • Click the “Login” button
  • If this is your first time connecting to the COFA Classwork Server a warning dialog will popup. Click Yes to continue
  • You should now be connected

If you chose the “Commander” interface during installation, the WinSCP window is split in to 2 sections. The left-hand side of the window displays folders and files which are stored on your computer, and the right-hand side displays folders, and files on the COFA Classwork Server.

To download and/or upload files, just drag-and-drop them between the left-hand side and/or right-hand side sections of the WinSCP window

Troubleshooting

I can not log in to the server

All servers require you to login with your User ID (e.g z1234567) and zPass. If you are sure you are using the correct credentials: