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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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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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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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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How to enable directory listing on webserver?
Description: On Friday August 24, 2012, ITS turned off the directory listing as the default setting on the webserver configuration. The impact of this change is that the public_html directories underneath or aliased by, that DO NOT have an index.html or index.htm files will no longer display a listing of the directory contents.  […]
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How do I access external perl modules from AFS package space?
Description:   Perl modules that are maintained outside of the perl package must be accessed from within a perl program by a “use lib” line that indicates the directory where the module resides. This affects the below modules. Table 1. Examples of Module Names and Required perl lines use lib ‘/afs/isis/pkg/afs/libperl’; use AFS; use […]
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How do I access my AFS space (H drive)?
Description:   How do I access my AFS space (H drive)?   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 ( service. To do so, go to and click on Subscribe to Services. You will […]
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