How to Access Your Files on the CST Servers

These instructions explain how to access files in three folders

  • homes: your home folder and personal web site
  • shared: the group and course folders
  • www: the department/center/institute web site folders

For recovering old or deleted files, there is a fourth folder backup, click here for instructions.

These instructions are for faculty and students. For staff instructions, .

On-Campus Access Only

For on-campus access, the server is file.cst.temple.edu.

  • Windows: In Windows Explorer, map network drive to \\file.cst.temple.edu\homes, \\file.cst.temple.edu\shared, or \\file.cst.temple.edu\www.
  • Mac: In Finder select Go > Connect to Server and enter smb://file.cst.temple.edu/homes, smb://file.cst.temple.edu/shared, or smb://file.cst.temple.edu/www.
  • Linux: Use a samba client to connect to file.cst.temple.edu and folder homes, shared, or www.

Off-Campus (SFTP) Access

NOTICE: If you have never accessed your files off-campus via SFTP, but wish to begin doing so, you must notify CST IT before you can begin. Please submit a help ticket at TUHelp.temple.edu and specify "Refer to CST IT".

For anywhere access, the server is sftp.cst.temple.edu. Any standard SFTP client will work. We recommend the following SFTP clients:

Mac OS X

Windows
Note:
  • SFTP clients allow you to specify a default folder or path. If left unspecified, you'll connect to your home folder. Alternatively, you may set /www or /shared as default folders. If you use the root folder / as your default folder, then from there you can drill down to any folder. This access is restricted to Temple IDs on a whitelist.
  • University firewall allows the initiation of only 2 sftp connections per minute from off-campus.
  • If you are unable to access using this method, please submit a help request @ http://tuhelp.temple.edu and Mention "Refer to CST IT" in the request.

Shell (SSH) Access or Remote Desktop

NOTICE: If you have never used shell.cst.temple.edu in the past, but wish to begin doing so, you must notify CST IT before you can begin. Please submit a help ticket at TUHelp.temple.edu and specify "Refer to CST IT".

Access from off-campus to on-campus servers or PC's or Mac's must be routed through the bastion server shell.cst.temple.edu. In particular this applies to ssh access to servers and remote desktop to PC's.

To get access to shell, please submit a help request @ http://tuhelp.temple.edu and Mention "Refer to CST IT" in the request with the following details:

  • Your department and affiliation. (Students please include the faculty / researcher you are collaborating with)
  • If you are a student please include the faculty / researcher you are collaborating with and the server name / IP of the host you will be accessing