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Accessing Files via WebDAV


What is WebDAV?

WebDAV is a protocol created for accessing and transferring files over the web that ACMS offers as a service to instructional account holders. It provides access to your ACMS storage directories from locations outside of ACMS labs. It can provide read/write access to your files and is currently the only way to remotely access files saved onto ACMS computing servers.

You may access your files via your web browser or from your Windows or Macintosh computer. 

From a Web Browser

Note

Web browser access via Webdrive is outdated and being deprecated.
Web browser access will remain throughout Spring Quarter 2014, after which it will be replaced with a more up-to-date alternative.


Note

You can only access a read-only version of your files if you are using a web browser. This means that you will be able to view your files and save them to your personal computer, but you will not be able to upload or modify them.

To access your files, log into

https://webdrive.ucsd.edu/~<username>

You will then be prompted for your ACMS username and password. Once you have logged in, you will see directories for each instructional server connected to this account. Remember that these documents are read-only; if you need to modify the files, you will need to follow our Windows or Macintosh instructions.

Trying to access a different account?

Typically, all students have an ACMS email account; however, you may also have ACMS course-specific accounts, which come and go as you take different classes. View your ACMS accounts to see all the storage directories connected to your course-specific and ACMS e-mail accounts.

Windows

You will need to install a WebDAV client in order to have read/write access to your files. If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, UC San Diego offers a free, licensed version of WebDrive available for download. Otherwise, we recommend using Cyberduck, a free WebDAV client available for both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows.

1. Create a New Bookmark

Once, you've installed, the client, go to Bookmark -> New Bookmark to create a profile for your UCSD WebDAV connection.

Win Bookmark

2. Configure Bookmark

Once you've created the bookmark, enter the following settings:

From the dropdown menu, select WebDAV (HTTP/SSL)
You may Nickname the connection anything you like. We've named ours "UCSD"
Server: webdrive.ucsd.edu
Port: 443
Username: (Your Username)

Then select "More Options" and set the path to /~<your username>

Win Configure

Once you've finished configuring the Bookmark, click the red  x  to save.

3. Log in

Select your Bookmark to start the connection and enter your username and password. This is the same password you use to log into Webmail and Ted

Win Log In

4. Access your files!

Once you log in, you will be able to access the files for any files you have stored on ACMS computing servers!

Win Access

Macintosh

You will need to install a WebDAV client in order to have read/write access to your files. We recommend using Cyberduck, a free WebDAV client.

1. Create a New Bookmark

Once, you've installed, the client, go to Bookmark -> New Bookmark to create a profile for your UCSD WebDAV connection.

Mac Bookmark

2. Configure Bookmark

Once you've created the bookmark, enter the following settings:

From the dropdown menu, select WebDAV (HTTP/SSL)
You may Nickname the connection anything you like. We've named ours "UCSD"
Server: webdrive.ucsd.edu
Port: 443
Username: (Your Username)

Then select "More Options" and set the path to /~<your username>

Mac Configure

Once you've finished configuring the Bookmark, close the window to save.

3. Log in

Select your Bookmark to start the connection and enter your username and password. This is the same password you use to log into Webmail and Ted

Mac Log In

4. Access your files!

Once you log in, you will be able to access the files for any files you have stored on ACMS computing servers!

Mac Access