AFS – Using the Network Identity Manager to get Kerberos tokens
Description:   Open the application “Network Identity Manager” from the Start Menu Right-Click the entry for “onyen@ISIS.UNC.EDU” and select “Obtain new credentials” from the drop down menu. Enter your password and click “Finish” If there is no entry for “onyen@ISIS.UNC.EDU” then do the following extra steps. Select Options – Identities from the drop-down menu A new […]
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New Requirements for the OpenAFS Client (
Description:   The ITS AFS cell has traditionally supported older versions of the OpenAFS client. Effective March 30, 2016, the old versions of the client are no longer supported. In particular, a new client methodology is required for the Windows platform. Historically, Windows only required the OpenAFS client. Windows now requires a combination of 3 […]
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OpenAFS Client Installation Guide for Windows
Description:   Introduction This document walks you through the process of installing the OpenAFS Client for Windows 64-bit on a campus computer running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. It also includes configuration information for connecting to the ITS AFS file space ( AFS is only supported on computers physically attached to the campus network […]
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Accessing Your AFS Space
Description:   What is AFS? AFS is a distributed filesystem accessible via UNC campus labs that allows you to access your files from multiple types of systems (Windows, UNIX). When you create an Onyen* you are allocated 100 megabytes (undergraduates) or 256 megabytes (faculty/staff/graduates) for combined file and web page storage. Please visit the site […]
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OpenAFS cloning errors using Ghost
Description:   Introduction The information contained in this document is directed at all system administrators, staff, or users who have responsibilities for setting up Windows machines with AFS as part of the software load. Background A problem was discovered on Windows machines running OpenAFS version 1.3.8XX or greater which were installed using a cloning process (Ghosting, […]
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OpenAFS Client Installation Guide for Linux Systems
Description:   Prerequisites Install the its-openafs-release rpm that grants access to ITS’s openafs yum repository, and the epel-release rpm that grants access to EPEL‘s dkms package: Red Hat 7: % sudo yum install % sudo yum install Red Hat 6: % sudo yum install % sudo yum install Red Hat 5: % cd /tmp % sudo wget % sudo yum localinstall […]
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UNC OpenAFS Client Installation Guide for AIX Systems
Description:   Prerequisites The following filesets are required: 1. krb5.client.rte 2. krb5.toolkit.adt Both filesets can be installed from the Expansion Pack CD. Loading AFS client binaries onto the local disk 1. Go to the openafs Package Space Downloads page. 2. Click on the name of the openafs version you wish to download. 3. Install the package: $ cd / […]
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AFS doesn’t seem to work behind my firewall. Why?
Description:   AFS doesn’t seem to work right behind my firewall. Why? AFS is only supported when the machine is connected to the campus network. Firewalls can cause problems with AFS functionality. These can be software firewalls like Outpost or ZoneAlarm (Windows), ipchains/iptables (UNIX) or hardware firewalls like a Linksys or Netgear router. Firewalls block certain […]
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UNC AFS Client Installation Guide for Macintosh Systems
Description:   Loading the openafs package The OpenAFS client for Mac OS X 10.11 is available to download from When you download the AFS client, the installer’s disk image (DMG) file will mount on your desktop. Double-click AuriStor-client-0.43-ElCapitan.dmg, then double-click the Auristor-Lite.pkg icon in the pop-up: click Continue, and Agree to the licensing terms. In the Auristor Client Cell Configuration screen, enter the […]
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