Create a Web folder to access UBfs from your Macintosh computer
using UB Secure Wi-Fi.
Using Office 2016 for Mac to open files on UBfs after connecting using Web Folders (Connect to Server https://ubfs-mac.buffalo.edu/ubfs) opens files in Read Only mode. Changes cannot be saved to UBfs.
Microsoft has confirmed this is a bug. The following workarounds can be used:
Method 1: Continue to use Office 2016
1. Connect to Server cifs://itorg.ad.buffalo.edu/ubfs
2. Select Register User next to the Connect As field
3. In the Name field, enter AD\ followed immediately by your UBITName (for example, AD\jdoe)
4. In the Password field, enter your UBIT Password
Method 2: Revert to Office 2011
If you revert to Office 2011, you can continue to Connect to Server https://ubfs-mac.buffalo.edu/ubfs
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 filesystem:
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.
If a computer does not allow for sftp connections, ftp can be used instead. This is not recommended, however, as the connection willl not be secure.
To change directories on your Mac, at the sftp prompt enter lcd followed by the directory path of where the files are located.
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 Mac.
To upload a file, enter the command put followed by the name of the file you want uploaded to the remote computer.