Anyone with a NetID will be able to access their NetID account remotely. Remote access would allow you to download or upload the files in your NetID storage space from your home computer or while using the wireless access on campus.
Remote access to your NetID is available by using a 'SFTP' or Secure File Transfer Protocol program. The following pages will walk you through the steps of downloading, installing and setting up an SFTP program to access your NetID account. If you already have an SFTP program on your computer, you can skip down to Generic Setup. All others should follow the instructions for their computer.
SFTP Program Setup
Choose the Operating system for your computer:
WindowsThe free SFTP program that we recommend for Windows operating systems is called FileZilla.
Mac OS X
FuguThe free SFTP program that we recommend for Mac OS X is called Fugu. The following links provide information for installing and using Fugu.
Mac Classic (OS 8/9)
MacSFTPWe are not aware of any free SFTP programs for OS 8 and 9. The SFTP program that we recommend for Mac OS 8 and 9 is called MacSFTP. Unfortunately, no known SFTP freeware is available for Mac OS 8 and 9 but there is an inexpensive option. The following links provide information for purchasing, installing and using MacSFTP.
- Generic information will allow you to set up any other
SFTP program. A few notes on SFTP programs that we have run into:
- WinSCP (Windows) will not work for NetID users.
- Cyberduck (Mac OS X) works on some systems, but not on others.
- PuTTY (Windows) has 2 file transfer clients: PSCP and PSFTP. Only PSFTP will work for this account.
- The following is the info you will need to set up your SFTP Program.
Username: your NetID
Password: your NetID password
'Fingerprints' are used to verify admin.northseattle.edu's indentity during initial connections
DSA Key Fingerprint: 1024 2c:ed:9a:72:78:14:6f:9e:d6:b6:7a:dc:06:80:c9:77
RSA Key Fingerprint: 1024 27:7a:39:54:b2:7d:11:57:45:50:0d:a6:6e:ff:06:63
The following are typically default settings. But if you run into problems you may wish to check these items:
Remote Directory: /home/homes/[your NetID]