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SFTP Access to AFS

The two most common ways to access AFS are with a web browser or with the native client in Windows or Mac. Access is also available with SFTP.

How to access AFS with an SFTP program

The specific steps vary depending on the SFTP application you use, but here are the general settings:

Hostname: sftp.reed.edu
Username: Your Kerberos username (the same as used for email)
Password: Your Kerberos password (the same as used for email)

After logging in, you will automatically be placed in your Home folder on AFS (ie, /afs/reed.edu/user/u/s/username)

To connect specifically to a particular volume in AFS, like the Courses folder or Griffin Exchange, you can specify the initial folder or directory:

  • Courses: /afs/reed.edu/courses
  • Griffin Exchange: /afs/reed.edu/griffin
  • Departments: /afs/reed.edu/departments

Detailed instructions for Mac and Windows

For detailed instructions on using SFTP, please visit our Fetch page for Mac users and WinSCP page for Windows users.

If you have any questions please email cus@reed.edu or call x7525.