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Domains Supported: Medschl    Platforms Supported: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux

Introduction

Our Web SFTP service is ideal for accessing files saved on a CSCS network drive when off-site, and can be done from any computer without the need for an SFTP client - it all happens in your browser.

It also has some additional features, such as allowing you to share files directly to collaborators by generating a weblink (like dropbox allows you to do). You can also change your MINTS domain password.

Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • CSCS user account on the medschl domain

Instructions

Accessing Web SFTP

  1. Browse to https://me-sftp.medschl.cam.ac.uk
  2. Enter your MINTS domain username and password (the credentials you use to log onto departmental computers)
  3. Once you have logged in, you will open up the File Manager page.  On this page you will see all of the network drives to which you have access. Normally this will be your personal Home Drive and your Group Drive
  4. You can browse your drives as you would Windows.

Downloading a File

  1. Navigate to the file you want
  2. Click on the button
  3. A window will open with more information about your file
  4. To download the file to the computer you are using, click the Download button
  5. Please note that this is only a copy of the file. If you edit it, you will need to upload it back to the folder. See the Uploading a file section of this document.


Uploading a File

If you have edited a file, or have a new file you want to put on your network drive, follow these steps:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the main File Manager window and click on the Add Files button
  2. A File Upload window will appear and you can navigate to the file you want. Click to select a single file, to select mutiple files hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and click on all the files you want
  3. Click the Open button
  4. The files you have selected will show up in a list at the bottom of the page
  5. When you are ready to upload the files, click the Start button beside each file you are uploading to finish the upload process


Sharing a File

You can use this SFTP site to securely share files with external collaborators. This is much more secure than DropBox or other external services because the files are on the Clinical School network until they are directly downloaded by whomever you share the file with.  You will need to put a password on the file so only someone you give the password to will be able to open the file and you can limit the time in which a file is available for sharing.

To share a file:


  1. Navigate to the file you want
  2. Click on the button beside the file
  3. A window will open with more information about your file

  4. Click on the Share button 
  5. A window will appear for you to complete the sharing information. Enter data in the following fields:

    1. Available Until - set a date limit on how long the file will be available. The default is 24 hours.
    2. File Link Password - You must set a password of 6 or more characters. To access the file someone will need to have this password
    3. Click the Share button and a panel opens up similar to the image below

    4. Copy the url from the panel (underlined in red above) and paste it into an email. Send it along with the password you set to the person you are sharing the file with.








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