Access to Campus Server

Campus Server Create server account AFP Fugu Contribute Dreamweaver

 

Server Account

If you want to have access to the campus server, you'll need to have a UCSC account.
Contact the Help Desk to create or find out more about your account



AFP (Apple File Protocol)

The campus web server does not support AFP (Go > Connect to Server...) Please refer to the instructions below for using Contribute, Dreamweaver or Fugu to access the server using secure FTP (SFTP).



Fugu

Fugu is a secure file transfer (SFTP) application, which you can use when accessing the central campus server. Read all about Fugu, and download a copy of the application. Once you've installed Fugu, start the application and do the following:

In the dialog enter the following and click "Connect"

Connect to: sftp.ucsc.edu
Username: your campus login

  1. In the next step, enter your campus Password and click "Authenticate"
  2. You should now see two displays of directories on both the left and right. The left is a view of local files on your computer. The right are directories in your campus user folder at people.ucsc.edu/~username – you will need to change directories if this is not where you wish to upload files.
  3. To change directories, click on the dropdown menu on the top right (it should have your username on it) and select "cats.ucsc.edu"
  4. Click on the "www" directory that appears. You should now see all the campus directories listed on the central server. You should be able to double click and enter any directory to which you have editing permission. If you can't connect to a directory that you believe you are an editor for - notify ITRequest
  5. If you don't already have a local set of files, use the same method to select and/or create a local directory.
  6. You should now be able to drag and drop files between the two views, just like between two finder / explorer windows on your computer.


Create a connection in Contribute

Start up Adobe Contribute in the "Applications" directory

1. In the "Start Page" under "Create New" click on "Website Connection"

2. In the "Create Connection dialog, click the "Continue" button

3. Under "Choosing a Connection" select "Website" and enter the actual URL for your website (ie, http://unitname.ucsc.edu/) and click the "Browse" button. You should see your website.

4. Under "Website Connection Info" , "How do you connect..." enter the following:

If your site is hosted on people.ucsc.edu (http://people.ucsc.edu/~cruzid/)

Connection   Secure FTP
FTP Address   sftp.ucsc.edu
FTP Login   your UCSC id
FTP Password   your UCSC password

If your site has a "c name" (http://unitname.ucsc.edu/)

Connection   Secure FTP
FTP Address   sftp.ucsc.edu
Folder   /afs/cats.ucsc.edu/www/unitname/prod/public_html/
FTP Login   your UCSC id
FTP Password   your UCSC password

5. Under "User Info" type your full name and email (for info purposes only), then click the "Continue" button

6. The "Summary" gives you your connection info. Click the "Finish" button.

7. The connection info is stored in Contribute, and you can now connect with one click from the Start Page.



Create a connection in Dreamweaver

Start up Dreamweaver in the "Applications" directory

1. From the "Site" menu, choose "New Site." Choose the Basic tab.

2. in "Editing Files", do the following:

"What would you like to name your site?"  Use phrasing that will be obvious to you, like History Site or Language Website. 

"What is the HTTP Address (URL) of your site?"  Enter "http://unitname.ucsc.edu/" where unitname is the existing name of your unit (ie, history or language)

Click on the "Next >" button at the bottom of the dialog box.

3.  In the next dialog box "Editing Files, Part 2":

choose the radio button for "No, I do not want to use a server technology."

Click on the "Next >" button at the bottom of the dialog box

4. In the next dialog  box "Editing Files, Part 3"

choose the radio button "Edit local copies on my machine, then upload to server when ready (recommended)". 

For the "Where on your computer do you want to store your files?" click on the little folder to choose an appropriate directory/folder on your local hard drive, we recommend locating this within your "Sites" directory.

Click on the "Next >" button at the bottom of the dialog box.

5. In the next dialog box "Sharing Files"  enter

If your site has a "c name" (http://unitname.ucsc.edu/)

Connection   FTP
FTP Address   sftp.ucsc.edu
Folder   /afs/cats.ucsc.edu/www/unitname/prod/public_html/
FTP Login   your UCSC id
FTP Password   your UCSC password

If your site is hosted on people.ucsc.edu (http://people.ucsc.edu/~cruzid)

Connection   FTP
FTP Address   sftp.ucsc.edu
Folder   /afs/cats.ucsc.edu/user/firstletter/cruzid/public_html/
FTP Login   your UCSC id
FTP Password   your UCSC password

Saving (having Dreamweaver remember your password) is a personal choice.  Select the "Use Secure FTP (SFTP) radio button. Select the "Test Connection" button to see if you can connect. 

Click on the "Next >" button at the bottom of the dialog box.

6 . For the next dialog box "Site Definition-Sharing Files, Part 2"

Choose "No, do not enable check in and check out."

Click on the "Next >" button at the bottom of the dialog box.

7 . The final dialog box should be "Site Definition - Summary"

Choose the "Done" button and you should be all set to connect to the server.