FTP/macOS/Finder

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FTP services can be accessed from supported machines running macOS. This is a guide on how to access the UMIACS FTP service using macOS Finder.

Opening up macOS Finder

To open up macOS Finder, click on the macOS Finder icon on the dock at the bottom of your desktop.

The Finder icon is highlighted with a red square


Accessing The Pubic Folder in FTP

The owner of the public folder can publish and modify files from a supported machine. External collaborators can only download files published by the owner.

Access as an owner

First, bring up the address bar in macOS Finder by pressing Command + Shift + G.

Bring up the "go to the folder"


In order to access your public folder, type in the following into the address bar of Finder:

/fs/ftp/pub/<username> - where <username> should be replaced with your username
Enter the path to access the pub folder


Access as a collaborator

External collaborators can access the public folders through the Finder's "Connect to Server" feature. The "Connect to Server" window can be opened by pressing Command + K on your keyboard.

Open the "Connect to Server" window


Then, enter the following address into the server address bar and then click on the "Connect" button.

ftp://ftp.umiacs.umd.edu/pub/<username> - where <username> should be replaced with the desired collaborator's username
Enter the path to access the public folder


After that you will be prompted with a window where you should choose to connect as a guest and then click "Connect" once more.

Select Guest


Click Connect