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Connect to file server for macOS

How to connect to your file server, i.e. home (H:) and public directory (K:). And other applications for access using SSH/SFTP.

Preconditions

You will be able to work as if you are on HiOAs network. The following must be met:

  1. The computer must have access to Internet.
  2. Connect to VPN to access HiOA's internal resources and services.

Contents

  1. VPN connection for macOS
  2. Connect to file server with an app
  3. Connect to file server with Finder
  4. Connect to file server with SSH/SFTP
  5. Overview of file servers

1. VPN connection for macOS

The computer must be connected to VPN.

Go to: VPN connection for macOS.

2. Connect to file server with an app

2.1 Install app

  1. Download and install the app: Koble til HiOA servere (hioa.box.com)
  2. From Dock, click on: Koble til HiOA servere (only in Norwegian).

See the icon in the screenshot below.

Skjermbilde: Koble til HiOA servere i Dock

2.2 Username and password

1. Enter your HiOA user name.

Examples:

  • For students: s123456
  • For staff: britth

2. Click: OK.

See an example in the screenshot below (with username for staff).

Skjermbilde: Koble til filserver via Mac OS X - skriv inn HiOA-brukernavn

3. HiOA password

  • Enter your HiOA password.
  • Click: OK.

Skjermbilde: Skriv inn ditt HiOA passord for å koble til server

 

2.3 Access to server

See Finder: Home and public directory, your file folders, becomes visible. 

See the screenshot below.

Skjermbilde: Koble til hjemmeområde på Mac OS X - Du ser nå servertilgang i Finder.

2.4 Log off / Disconnect

Open Finder:

  • Disconnect a server by clicking on the up-right arrow in Finder.

Skjermbilde: Filserver oversikt i Finder

3. Connect to file server with Finder

3.1 Open Finder

1. Enter: CMD + K on the keyboard

  • A new window is visible: Connect to Server.

3.2 Connect to server

1. Enter your file server address under Server Address: smb://server name/HiOA username

  • Example file server address: smb://salina.hioa.no/britth
  • Find your file server name - Login and select "Access to servers from outside HiOA's network" from the menu.

2. Click: Connect.

Skjermbilde: Koble til filserver for Mac

3.3 Connect to public directory (for staff)

1. Enter the server address for public directory under Server Address: : smb://malta.hioa.no (Note! No username required).

  • Example server address for staff: smb://malta.hioa.no

2. Click: Connect.

See the screenshot below for connecting to public directory for staff.

Skjermbilde: Koble til fellesområde, malta.hioa.no, for tilsatte

3.3.1 Files
  1. Select access to: Filer
  2. Click: OK

Skjermbilde: Velg filer

3.4 Username and password

A. For a HiOA computer

1. Select: Registered user

2. Enter: HiOA username and HiOA password.

Example:

  • For students: s123456
  • For staff: britth

3. Tick: "Remember this password in my keychain" - the computer will remember the future login.

4. Click on: Connect.

See an example in the screenshot below.

Skjermbilde: Koble til hjemmeområde på Mac OS X - Velg Registrert bruker og fyll inn HiOA-brukernavn og passord

B. For a private computer

1. Select: Registered user

2. Enter: HiOA username@ada.hioa.no and HiOA password.

Example:

  • For students: s123456@ada.hioa.no
  • For staff: britth@ada.hioa.no

3. Tick: "Remember this password in my keychain" - the computer will remember the future login.

4. Click on: Connect.

See an example in the screenshot below.

Skjermbilde: Velg Registrert bruker og koble til med brukernavn@ada.hioa.no

3.5 Access to server

Go to Finder: Home and/or public directory, your file folders, becomes visible.

See the screenshot below how servers are visible in Finder.

Skjermbilde: Koble til hjemmeområde på Mac OS X - Du ser nå servertilgang i Finder.

3.6. Disconnect / log off

Open Finder:

  • Disconnect a server by clicking on the up-right arrow in Finder.

Skjermbilde: Filserver oversikt i Finder

 

4. Connect to file server with SSH/SFTP

HiOA servers are based on Linux operating system and this makes it possible to connect to SSH/SFTP without using VPN. What is SSH/SFTP? (en.wikipedia.org/)

Applies to home (H:) and public directory (K:) for students.

4.1 Recommended SSH/SFTP applications

Cyberduck  (cyberduck.ch)

Transmit (panic.com)

5. Overview of file servers

  1. Find your file server (bitadmin.hioa.no)
  2. Login and select from the left menu: "Access to servers from outside HiOA's network".

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