SFTP

This user guide helps you to access the online storage space or share via SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol).

This is useful when you …

  • are not in the data network of the University of Vienna and want to transfer larger files.
  • want to log in to the same server with various u:account userIDs.

The files are transferred encrypted. Most operating systems require the installation of a specific program.

 Note

Depending on the operating system and program, editing a file is often only possible to a very limited extent without first copying it locally to your hard drive.

Windows – WinSCP


Requirements

  • A valid u:account userID and password.
  • The software WinSCP must be installed on your device. You can download it for free on the WinSCP website.


Setting up WinSCP

In the login window type in the following details:

  • File protocol: SFTP
  • Host name:
    Students and employees: login.univie.ac.at
    Share users: shareX.univie.ac.at (e.g.: share9.univie.ac.at)
    The X in the host name must be replaced by the number associated with the share server. You can find the number in My u:account.
  • Port number: 22
  • User name: Your u:account userID
  • Password: Your u:account password

Click Login to connect to the server.
If you do not want to type in your login details again when setting up a connection, save them with the Save button.

Screenshot WinSCP - New SFTP connection

When connecting for the first time, you have to confirm the SSH key by clicking Yes.

Screenshot WinSCP - trust the server's host key

You are now connected to the server. On the right hand side of the window you can access the files of the online storage space or share.

If you are connected to the server login.univie.ac.at (does not apply for shareX.univie.ac.at) change to the folder fileserver. This is the storage space for your files.

Screenshot WinSCP - access to remote files

macOS – Cyberduck


Requirements

  • A valid u:account userID and password.
  • The software Cyberduck must be installed on your device. You can download it for free on the Cyberduck website.


Installing Cyberduck

On the top left click Open Connection.

Screenshot SFTP Cyberduck - Neue Verbindung

In the new window, type in the following details:

  • SFTP (SSH connection)
  • Server:
    Students and employees: login.univie.ac.at
    Share users: shareX.univie.ac.at (E.g.: share9.univie.ac.at)
    The X in the host name must be replaced by the number associated with the share server. You can find the number in My u:account.
  • Port: 22
  • Username: Your u:account userID
  • Password: Your u:account password

Click Connect.

Screenshot SFTP Dateneingabe Anmeldefenster

You should be connected to the server now.

If you are connected to the server login.univie.ac.at (does not apply for shareX.univie.ac.at) change to the folder fileserver. This is the storage space for your files.

Screenshot SFTP Server verbunden

 Note

If you want to save the connection details, click the bookmark symbol under the Open connection button. The connection details are then saved in the drop down menu Quick Connect.