Your Mac must be running OS 10.4 or higher. Authentication to
UBfs is done with your UBITName and password or a departmental
account (ITorg account) and password.
Create a web folder that links you to the top of the UBfs
- From the Finder, select Go, then Connect to
- In the Server address field, enter
- You are now connected. Enter ad\UBITName and
password, then click OK. If you are connecting with a
departmental account, then enter itorg\MyITorg and your password
with MyITOrg is your departmental account name.
- A folder listing will be displayed. Click on folders to
navigate to your destination:
- To goto your Myfiles space, navigate to j/d/jdoe
(where j is the first letter of your UBITName, d is the second
letter of your UBITName, and your UBITName is jdoe.)
- To goto Collaboration (collab) space, navigate to
Browse to https://ubfs.buffalo.edu and
log in with your UBITName and password to modify permissions of
files and directories.
You can upload and download files with an sftp client, such as
Fetch or Cyberduck.
You can also securely transfer files with sftp, which is native
to Mac OS X.
- Double-click on your Macintosh HD and then double-click
- Double-click on Terminal.
- Enter sftp followed by the full name of the computer you want
to connect to, such as ubunix.buffalo.edu, then press return.
If your Mac does not have the same login name as your UBITName, you
will need to enter your UBITName followed by the at (@) symbol
before the computer name, for instance:
- Enter the password for the account you are connecting to when
prompted, then press Return.
To change directories on your Mac, at the sftp prompt enter
lcd followed by the directory path of where the files are
To change directories on the computer to which you have
established an sftp connection, at the sftp prompt enter cd
followed by the directory path of where the files are located.
To download a file to your Mac, enter the command get
followed by the name of the file you want downloaded to your
To upload a file, enter the command put followed by the
name of the file you want uploaded to the remote computer.