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Mediaflux Desktop

1 Introduction

The Mediaflux Desktop is a web-based application that you access with a web browser. It interacts with the Mediaflux server via the secure HTTPS protocol. This application complements the Mediaflux Explorer (a Java application). Our focus for the Mediaflux Desktop is more around administrative processes than data movement.

2 Access the Desktop

3 Login

Mediaflux requires the triple of (domain, username and password) to log in. All the Mediaflux login screens show these fields.

3.1 University of Melbourne Central (Active Directory) Account

You can login to Mediaflux directly with your University of Melbourne institutional credential

To login with your UoM account

  • Enter unimelb (staff accounts) or student (student accounts) into the Domain entry field
  • Enter your usual institutional username (for the user field) and password (for the password field and click “Sign In ”.

This example is for a staff account.

3.2 Australian Access Federation (AAF) Account

It is possible to use your institutional credential to log in to Mediaflux if

  • your institutional identity provider (IdP) has installed the ECP plugin
  • the specific Mediaflux server you are working with has been configured to trust your IdP

Only the UniMelb Primary Mediaflux service is configured to offer AAF account logins (see table above)

To login with your AAF account

  • Enter “AAF” (or aaf) into the Domain entry field and press TAB to go to the next field.
  • A drop-down selection of known Institutions will then appear under the heading “AAF Virtual Home”.
  • Select your institution and then enter your usual institutional username (for the user field) and password (for the password field and click “Sign In ”.

The screen shot shows the selection of the University of Melbourne as the institution.

3.3 Local Account

If your account is a local account (i.e. not using your institutional account), you will have been provided with the details for domain, user and password. Just enter them and click “Sign In” or “Login”.

Here is an example for a local VicNode account.

data_management/mediaflux/howto/login_with_desktop.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/20 14:18 by Neil Killeen