Drop Shadow

File Transfers

You can use files.sandiego.edu to transfer files from your department web site to your desktop, or from your desktop to your department web site. You can use usdhome.sandiego.edu to transfer files from your home.sandiego.edu web site to your desktop, or from your desktop to your home.sandiego.edu web site. In the latter case, your username and password are your MySanDiego username/password.

Please remember that it is your responsiblity to backup your data. We strongly recommend keeping a local copy of your files that exactly duplicates your on-line file structure. ("Local" means that it is stored on your own computer on your own hard drive.)

Web File Manager Dreamweaver Secure FTP

You can get up-to-date connection information at Web site connection settings.

Editing from Off-Campus

If you are editing your departmental or organizational web pages (pages on www.sandiego.edu) from a non-USD connection, and you are using secure FTP, you will need to request a VPN (virtual private network) account. Go to ITS Support Forms and use the User Registration Form under Account Request Forms (be sure to fill out the VPN request line). It will need to be completely filled out and signed by you and your supervisor. Once filled out, fax it to the number at the top of the form.

If you have hired an outside designer to create and upload your departmental site, you will need to request a VPN account for them, or they will need to come onto campus to upload any changes.

The computer that you are reading this from is currently using the IP address 54.166.105.24.

Automatic index files

Your index pages should be called “index.html”, “index.php”, or “index.shtml”, depending on whether you are using static HTML files, PHP files, or server-side includes.

All of your other pages should be called “something.php” if they are PHP files, “something.shtml” if they are server-side-include files, or “something.html” if they are static html files.

Via the Web

You may use the web-based file management system.

Dreamweaver

The latest version of Dreamweaver supports "Secure FTP". All you need do is choose "Secure FTP" from the pull-down menu of transfer types when you set up your Site's publishing information. (Instructions for older versions of Dreamweaver.)

Via Secure FTP

You may also use "sftp" (secure ftp) to transfer files. Most of the commonly-used commercial ftp applications support secure FTP. If you use WS_FTP Pro, for example, it supports secure FTP. There are also free solutions available (see below).

If you are logging into a departmental web account, your hostname is files.sandiego.edu. If you are logging into your personal account, your hostname is usdhome.sandiego.edu on port 42670.

Free SFTP Clients

Note that these instructions are for departmental web site. Personal web sites (those on home.sandiego.edu) will need to replace ‘files.sandiego.edu’ with ‘usdhome.sandiego.edu on port 42670’ or the uploads will fail.

  • CyberDuck for Mac OS X
    1. Connect to: files.sandiego.edu (usdhome.sandiego.edu on port 42670 for home.sandiego.edu sites)
    2. Username: your account's username
    3. Click on "Connect"
    4. In response to the authenticity query, answer "Yes"
    5. Enter your password when it requests it, and click "Authenticate"
    6. Departmental users, double-click on "Sites" and then double-click on the appropriate site folder. Personal users double-click on "public_html". You can now drag files from your hard drive to your site.
  • FileZilla for Windows
    1. Pull down the "File" menu and choose "Site Manager".
    2. Click the "New Site" button.
    3. Give the site a name, such as "USD web site"
    4. Host: files.sandiego.edu (usdhome.sandiego.edu on port 42670 for home.sandiego.edu sites)
    5. Servertype: SFTP using SSH2
    6. Logon type: Normal
    7. User: your account's username
    8. You might also want to click on the "Default Site" button on the lower part of the window.
    9. Click on "Connect".
    10. Respond "Yes" to the question about storing the key in your cache.
    11. Departmental users, double-click on "Sites" and then double-click on the appropriate site folder. Personal users double-click on "public_html". You can now drag files from your hard drive to your site.
  • sftp command-line tool is already installed on Linux workstations
    1. bring up a command line
    2. Type "sftp username@files.sandiego.edu" (“sftp username@usdhome.sandiego.edu -p 42670” for home.sandiego.edu sites)
    3. In response to the password query, type your account's password.
    4. Type "cd Sites/sitefolder" (for department accounts) or "cd public_html" (for personal accounts).
    5. You may now upload and download files as you would with any other command-line ftp client.

When using sftp, your password and your data are both encrypted.