How to Use Your School of Information Account
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Introduction

Signing Up

Accessing Your Account on a PC
Part 1: Logging in
Part 2: Changing your password
Part 3: Resetting your password
Part 4: Storing files
Part 5: Creating a public_html folder
Part 6: Logging out

Accessing Your Account on a Mac
Part 1: Logging in
Part 2: Changing your password
Part 3: Resetting your password
Part 4: Creating a public_html folder
Part 5: Logging out
Part 6: Using Fugu to store files

How to Access Your School of Information Email Account
Pine
Webmail
Eudora
Mozilla Mail
Other Options

Putting a Web Page Online

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Part 4: Using the SSH Secure File Transfer Client to store files

SSH Secure Shell consists of two parts: the SSH Secure Shell Client and the SSH Secure File Transfer Client. They’re like two halves of the same coin – if you’re logged into one, you’re automatically logged into the other. You have already learned how to use SSH Secure Shell Client to change your password. SSH Secure File Transfer Client can be used to access your server space to store files. In order to access the SSH Secure File Transfer Client, simply log into the Secure Shell Client, and click the yellow new file transfer window along the top toolbar:


Notice that there are two windows within the SSH Secure File Transfer Client. The lefthand window shows the files on your desktop. The righthand window shows your School of Information account server space – right now, it should only contain a “mail” folder, which was set up automatically when your account was created. What can you use this space for? This space can be used to store all sorts of files, such as photographs or papers from class. In order to transfer a file into your server space, simply drag the file from your desktop into your server space. Do you want to organize your files? Create folders by clicking on the “New Folder” icon directly above your server space window. Once you have created a new folder and named it, double click on the folder icon to go inside that folder. To get out of that folder, click the “Up” icon directly above your server space window.

Here’s an example of the SSH Secure File Transfer Client in action:


What should you use this space for? You can store any type of file in this space, from Microsoft Word documents to pictures downloaded from a digital camera to html files that you want to put on your web page. Putting files on your server space means that you no longer need to utilize disks, CD-ROMs, or other external media (which saves you money!). Working on a group project at home and then meeting your group members in the computer lab? Simply upload your file to your server space, and then access it from the computer lab. When you’ve finished making your changes, upload it to your server space once again. Think of it as a safe space to store just about anything. The server is backed up on a daily basis, so files stored on your server space are safer than sitting on the hard drive of your computer. Be honest. How often do you back up the files on your home computer?

For more information about SSH Secure Shell, check out the Using SSH Transfer Client tutorial.

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