AFS space is available to you on the UNC-CH campus network. Before you can access AFS on your computer, make sure that you have subscribed to the ISIS (isis.unc.edu) service. To do so, go to http://onyen.unc.edu and click on Subscribe to Services. You will need a valid Onyen and Onyen password.
To access your AFS space, you will need to install and configure either the OpenAFS client or an SFTP program such as SSH Secure Shell, both of which can downloaded from http://shareware.unc.edu..
Once the OpenAFS client is configured, you will be able to access your AFS space via the H: drive on your computer by opening the My Computer icon. You can upload files to your personal webspace by placing them in the “public_html” folder on the H: drive. You can also store important files such as papers on the H: drive as well, by putting them in either your “private” or “public” folders.
Your AFS space is a safe and convenient location to store your documents, because it is backed up every night and because you can access it from any computer with an Internet connection by using the OpenAFS client or Secure Shell. Please note however that use of the OpenAFS client is only supported on campus. You can use it off-campus, but if you run into problems, the ITS Response Center may not be able to help.