How to access AFS

The following AFS access methods are free software that is available as a download with customized, pre-configured connection information to the ITS Login Service, which is used to access AFS. These access methods can work in place of mFile, which was retired on May 2.

Recommended and supported SFTP clients

Cyberduck 

Cyberduck is an SFTP client available for Windows and macOS computers. This is the recommended method to access AFS for most people who need to continue to access AFS after the mFile retirement. It provides most of the same functionality as mFile.

For documentation see:

Cyberduck can also be used to download all of your files from AFS to your desktop. See Move All Files from AFS Space to a Computer

WinSCP 

WinSCP is an SFTP client for Windows computers. It provides functionality that is similar to Cyberduck. 

For documentation see: 

PuTTY

PuTTY is an SSH client for Windows computers. This software allows you to run commands on a remote system. You will need to use PuTTY to share AFS files with other people, set up websites, and to check how much space remains available in AFS.

For training documentation:

Built-in SSH 

A command-line version of SSH that you can use in a terminal window comes built in on macOS, Linux, and newer Windows systems. SSH allows you to run commands on a remote system. You will need to use SSH to share AFS files with other people, set up websites, and to check how much space remains available in AFS.

Additional access methods