In the instructions below, substitute your UW Net ID
wherever you see
Last updated: 30 Aug 2010
To use a wireless, cable or DSL modem connection, simply use the tools
Secure Email Access
Students can use either
UW Outlook Live,
UW Google Email,
or, if you have a UW Net Id created prior to 1 Jul 2010,
Faculty and staff can use
Student web pages for Institute of Technology-authorized work are allowed
from your Windows home directory (also called a network shared
Substitute your own UW Net ID for "uwnetid" below.
- Create a directory called www in the root directory
of your share (use this script to properly set permissions for the web
server to be able to read your files):
- Create a file called index.html in that directory.
For example, put these lines in that file:
<title>My Web Page</title>
- Refer to your web page as: http://css.insttech.washington.edu/~uwnetid
For more capabilities on other systems, see:
Access to Windows Home Directory
You can securely upload and download files using your
Windows home directory from your residence (or elsewhere), using a secure shell program
such as PuTTY
and a window-based secure transfer program, such as WinSCP.
To do so, you use the software and specify a host computer
(also known as cssgate.insttech.washington.edu).
The current secure file transfer
approach requires using PuTTY to log into repos.insttech.washington.edu,
which is a Linux
Please follow this link for login instructions and information about the
- INSTTECH Home Directory (Institute lab computers)
Your Windows home directory must be
mounted on that system to gain access to it. You do so after logging on by entering:
then enter your login password when prompted, much like you can currently "map
a network drive" on Windows. Your home directory is actually a shared
directory that Windows knows about and that can be shared to a Linux
For those who want to know the details, this system runs
There is no need for an additional login account
winbind is used -- a Samba-based facility for
authenticating Linux logins via a Windows server. What that provides is
the same login account name (your UW Net ID) and password for
two different systems.
To gain access to your files in your Windows home directory:
You must use PuTTY to login to cssgate.insttech.washington.edu
using your UW Net ID as a login name and your INSTTECH login password.
- If you want access to your Windows home directory, enter:
and enter your INSTTECH password when prompted.
- Look at the directory listing:
- Transfer files using WinSCP
- The win directory is automatically unmounted when
- When finished, exit WinSCP and then in PuTTY, exit the command shell.
Doing this explicitly helps Linux to better manage its processes.
- UWT Home Directory (classroom/campus computers)
The current method uses a web browser to gain authenticated access to
your classroom/non-Institute login account's home directory.
|30 Aug 2010
||Changed secure email access for students and faculty/staff, and revised instructions on
how to use PuTTY and WinSCP to access the Windows home directory, due to the removal
of licensing for SSH Tectia in November 2010.
|5 May 2010
||Changed reference to webpine to reference to Alpine
|7 Jan 2010
||Removed references UWICK, which is no longer supported, and provided
direct links to Tera Term Pro and SSH Tectia client software, and other
minor editorial changes.
|10 Apr 2006
||Removed reference to mountuwt and added references to UWT
Computer Services' Remote File Access (RFA) service.
|7 Jan 2006
||Added University Bookstore as a source for UWICK
|3 Jan 2006
||Changed means of making the H:\www folder to using a script
|7 Oct 2004
||Removed mention of UWICK containing SSH, and added generalized mounthome information
|5 Oct 2004
||Emphasized insttech.washington.edu, added info about mountuwt,removed PHP capability
|2 Oct 2003
||Changed domain from UWTCSS to INSTTECH
|16 Jan 2003
||Changed cssgate login instructions
|21 Oct 2002
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