Accessing AFS

Public Computing Labs

Software to Access AFS (Note: VPN is NOT required to access AFS from off-campus)

  • OpenAFS Client: The OpenAFS client can be used to natively access files in AFS. By using the OpenAFS Client, you avoid the need to log into another host to access those files. For more information, please click here.
  • MobaXterm: MobaXterm provides command line and GUI access to your AFS account on a Linux host from a Windows host as well as the ability to transfer files between your computer and your AFS account using SFTP or SCP. MobaXterm supports other features. Go to the software download page to get the latest version of MobaXterm.
  • SSH on Mac OS X: If you are using Mac OS X, click here for installation instructions.
  • Ubuntu (Linux): For instructions about accessing AFS on Ubuntu please click here.


Last Updated: April 9, 2019