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SFTP for GCN File Access

Students: Looking for the Student Secure Portal?

If you got to this page trying to use the Student Secure Portal (""), it is because as of August 1, 2016, the Student Secure Portal will be disabled.

Instead of using the Student Secure Portal to access your files on the campus (GCN) network, you can use either "SFTP for GCN File Access" (as shown on this page) or MyCloud @ UNCG. For more information about these options and about the retirement of the Student Secure Portal, see Student Secure Portal for GCN File Access.

You can access your General Computing Network (GCN) file space (see: GCN File Structure) from on and off campus using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) software, such as Core FTP and WinSCP for Windows, or Fetch for the Mac.

To connect:

  1. Open your SFTP program and enter the host name:
  2. Once connected, you will be taken directly into a special sub-folder of your S: drive, named linux-login-home.
    This directory is created when you login using SFTP and it contains the login scripts that are created and placed in your home folder on Linux. This directory also contains links to:
    1. departments (your departmental file space folder)
    2. homedir (your home folder on the S: drive)
NOTE: We recommend that you do not delete the linux-login-home folder that is created.  If you delete this folder, a new one will be created the next time you login.