Using SFTP to Retrieve the Contents of AFS Space
Description: To retrieve the contents of an AFS directory space, first login to the campus sftp server,, by following the instructions on the document SFTP Service. You will be sent to your AFS home directory. To copy files from your AFS home directory to a local machine proceed as follows:   Linux To copy over a single file: […]
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Network Attached Storage – NAS
Description: Data needs are in an almost persistent state of evolution and expansion, and solutions for secure, reliable storage to address those needs are a top priority for administrators. It is important when considering solutions to perform due diligence through the selection process, ensuring the appropriate product is chosen. Purchase of a consumer-grade Network Attached Storage […]
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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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Globus Connect file transfer
Description: Globus and GridFTP Globus augments in secure copy (scp/sftp) requests by automating reliable large data transfers, by resuming failed transfers, encrypts transfers and by simplifying the implementation of high-performance transfers between computing centers. The UNC Globus Connnect endpoint is called “UNC, Research Computing, Datamover” endpoint (also called uncch#unc-rc-dm endpoint). Accessible filesystems include but not limited […]
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Getting Started with Globus Connect
Description: Below are the individual steps with example screenshots regarding the setup of your Globus login account, accessing our UNC Globus endpoint named “UNC, Research Computing, Datamover” (or uncch#unc-rc-dm).   There is an optional installation and configuration of your personal Globus Connect endpoint client. Globus addresses deficiencies in secure copy requests by automating large data transfers, by […]
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Legacy Login Nodes
Description:   As of June 19, 2015 the ITS Login Nodes service is split into two component services, one for SFTP and one for shell access. Click on the links below to learn more about each service.         SFTP Service         Login Node Service
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SFTP Service
Description:     PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 30, 2015, users accessing this service from off campus must use the Campus VPN service. This service is for transferring files to your AFS home space using an SFTP program such as sftp (for Linux), Fetch (for the Macintosh), or SSH/SFTP Secure Shell (for a Windows-based PC). Access to this […]
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Login Node Service
Description:   This service provides shell access to the ITS Login Nodes from Unix or Windows machines for subscribed users. Unix Access Enter the following from  a terminal window: % ssh <onyen>’s password: <enter your onyen password> Windows Access SSH/SFTP Secure Shell is a Windows application that supports both SSH and SFTP access. The program is available […]
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Campus Storage Offerings
Description: ITS and campus stakeholders have collaborated to publish a Campus Storage Offerings matrix.  The goal is to offer a better view of the different central storage offerings across campus.  If you have questions or would like to discuss having your services represented in the matrix, please submit a email to ITS-SYSTEMS.
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