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data_management:mediaflux:howto:login_with_sftp

Secure FTP (sFTP)

Background

Connect your favourite sFTP client (e.g. FileZilla, CyberDuck, sftp) to the server with these details

ServiceProtocolHostPort
UniMelb Primarysftpmediaflux.researchsoftware.unimelb.edu.au21/9003

The SFTP user name is a combination of the Domain and Username of the Mediaflux account.

  • University of Melbourne Central (Active Directory) Accounts
    • Staff accounts : unimelb:<user name>
    • Student Accounts : student:<user name>
  • Local accounts: <Domain>:<Username>
  • AAF Accounts: aaf:<Short-Name>:<Username>
    • <Username> is your institutional username
    • <Short-Name> is a short-hand for your institutional name. The current list of short names is here
  • Use the standard port 21 (this is forwarded to port 9003 where the service actually runs).
  • However, we have seen issues with Windows hosts where the Windows firewall apparently interacts with packages on port 21 causing transfer failures. If this occurs, use 9003.

Once logged in by sftp, all the known Project Volumes will be visible. Users will only have access to the project /Volumes folders of any collection they have rights to see just, as if it was a simple folder and file system. Filezilla is recommended for all desktop platforms (Linux, MacOS and Windows). WinSCP is known to work well for Windows users as does FileZilla and Cyberduck for Macintosh users.

If using FileZilla, we suggest use the site manager to manage connections, there are some issues with the QuickConnect mechanism.

Examples

University of Melbourne Central (Active Directory) Staff Account

sftp -P 21 -o User=unimelb:nkilleen mediaflux.researchsoftware.unimelb.edu.au

or

sftp -P 21 unimelb:nkilleen@mediaflux.researchsoftware.unimelb.edu.au

This latter syntax fails with OSX Mojave. The first syntax seems the more reliable and should work on most operating systems.

University of Melbourne Central (Active Directory) Student Account

sftp -P 21 -o User=student:astudent mediaflux.researchsoftware.unimelb.edu.au

or

sftp -P 21 student:astuden@mediaflux.researchsoftware.unimelb.edu.au

This latter syntax fails with OSX Mojave. The first syntax seems the more reliable and should work on most operating systems.

AAF Account

sftp -P 21 -o User=aaf:unimelb:nkilleen mediaflux.researchsoftware.unimelb.edu.au

or

sftp -P 21 aaf:unimelb:nkilleen@mediaflux.researchsoftware.unimelb.edu.au

This latter syntax fails with OSX Mojave. The first syntax seems the more reliable and should work on most operating systems.

Local Account

sftp -P 21 -o User=VicNode:nkilleen mediaflux.researchsoftware.unimelb.edu.au

or

sftp -P 21 VicNode:nkilleen@mediaflux.researchsoftware.unimelb.edu.au

This latter syntax fails with OSX Mojave. The first syntax seems the more reliable and should work on most operating systems.

data_management/mediaflux/howto/login_with_sftp.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/10 10:20 by Neil Killeen