Accessing Your Files

Accessing your CSE home directory

Personal files created in CSE systems (labs, VLAB, etc.) are, by default, stored in your CSE Home Directory.

Your CSE Home Directory exists within the CSE infrastructure and your files are associated upon a valid login.

On CSE lab machines, VLAB and CSE login servers

Your home directory is available automatically, under /home/<zID>. (eg. /home/z1234567)

CSE Wired network

Windows

  • Right-click 'Computer' in your Start menu or desktop, and select 'Map Network Drive'
  • Select a drive letter; from the drop-down list
  • Enter the path \\samba.cse.unsw.edu.au\<your zID>
  • Select 'Connect using different credentials'
  • Click Finish/OK
  • For authentication, enter username: adunsw\<your zID> and password: <your zPass>

macOS

  • Open the 'Go' menu and select 'Connect to Server'
  • Enter the path smb://samba.cse.unsw.edu.au/<your zID>
  • Select 'Connect using different credentials'
  • Click Connect
  • For authentication, enter username: <your zID> and password: <your zPass>

Linux (Ubuntu)

  • Open the file browser
  • Click on the File menu
  • Click 'Connect to server'
  • Enter the path ssh://login.cse.unsw.edu.au
  • Click 'Connect'
  • When prompted, enter <your zID> as the username, and <your zPass> as the password

Commandline - smbclient

smbclient -U adunsw\\zID //samba.cse.unsw.edu.au/zID Note: The backslash in the example above is repeated because it is a shell escape character.

All other networks

If you are connecting from any other network (uniwide, external internet, etc), you will need an SFTP client to access your files.

Windows

We recommend WinSCP, as it is popular, well-supported and free.

To connect:

  • Select SFTP as the protocol
  • Enter the host login.cse.unsw.edu.au
  • Enter <your zID> and <your zPass> as the username and password
  • Click 'Connect'
  • (you may wish to click 'Save' first, to save these details for next time)

Mac

The preferred SFTP client for Mac is Cyberduck.

To connect:

  • Click 'Open Connection'
  • Select SFTP as the protocol
  • Enter the server login.cse.unsw.edu.au
  • Enter <your zID> and <your zPass> as the username and password
  • Click 'Connect'
  • (you may wish to click 'Add to keychain' first, to save your credentials for next time)

Linux (ubuntu)

Ubuntu comes with SFTP support built into the file browser; follow the same procedure as for connecting on the CSE Wired network.

Last edited by robertd 26/10/2017

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