How to Access the MCIT webserver (medinfo)
If you haven't done so already, you'll need to Request Access to the MCIT webserver.
Content on the medinfo server may be viewed by the general public. Any Web publisher placing content on the medinfo server is expected to abide by U-M and U-M Health System policies for appropriate content and protection of sensitive information, as well as specific policies for medinfo (pdf).
Note: When/if prompted to login, use your uniqname and your regular departmental Novell password. Contact your local Network Administrator or the MCIT Help Desk at 6-8000 if you don't know what this is.
- Right Click on My Computer – a drop down menu will appear.
- Select Map Network Drive. The Map Network Drive dialog window appears.
- The first item is Drive. Click on the pulldown arrow to the right of the box and select the drive letter that you want to map to. (You can select anything, but "W" is a nice choice to remind you of "Web Server".) Do not select a drive that already has a mapping.
- The second item is "Path". Enter:
where xxxxxxx is the name of the directory you've been assigned for your web documents.
- To make this a permanent mapping, so that you connect to the server every time you boot up, make sure there is a check mark in the Reconnect at Logon box.
- Click OK .
The system will go out to find the medinfo volume on the server, and it will open a window showing the contents of your project directory. The drive letter that you assigned will be in the title bar of the window.
From Macintoshes with the Netware Client installed
Note: MCIT does not support the Macintosh Novell Client.
Your Macintosh must have the Novell Netware client installed in order to access the medinfo web document server. Login to the Novell network by selecting the bare tree icon and choosing login.
- Use your Novell login and ID to log in. The tree will turn green if this is successful.
- Click on Browse tab, Click on the WORLD tab, Click on the UMHS tree, Click on the UMICH organization, click on MED organizational unit, select Enterprise organizational unit.
- Locate the file server medinfo and click on manual mount.
- You can access the Web volume by clicking the MOUNT button, type in medinfo or 188.8.131.52 in server address field and type in WEB in volume name field.
From Macintoshes without the Netware Client
See FTP or Web Access instructions below.
SFTP from outside the UMHS network
Note: Users outside the UMHS network must use a secure FTP (SFTP) client in order to access the MEDINFO server. MCIT doesn't directly support any particular client, but there are a number of options that you can look at: the sftp component of the open-source PuTTY, the SSH client distributed by the campus ITCS , the Macintosh client Fugu, or various commercial and free clients. The secure FTP service built into Dreamweaver may or may not work, depending on what version of Dreamweaver you are using.
- Use your SFTP application to connect to: ftp1.med.umich.edu. Note: If using WS_FTP or other programs that offer this option, you should select Unix (standard) for "Host Type."
- Use your uniqname and level-2 password to login.
- You will be connected first to your home directory. Change the current directory (this command is often called "cd") to //medinfo/web/Webdocs (note the capital "W"). The folder(s) you've been assigned for your project will be located here.
- Change the current directory to your project directory.
- Note: Remember to use ASCII file transfer for plain text and HTML documents and binary file transfer for GIF and JPEG files. Many clients will automatically select an appropriate transfer method based on the file extension.
FTP from within the UMHS network
Follow the directions for SFTP from outside the UMHS network, with these changes:
- You may use a non-secure FTP client, and
- When you sign on, you must use your "distinguished name" (.uniqname.container.med.umich). If you need help with your distinguished name call the Help Desk at 734-936-8000 and ask what your distinguished name is.
If you normally login to your workstation and get connected to a W: drive that has your files, you can also access them through the web.
- Bring up your browser of choice to go to https://vpn.med.umich.edu/level1
- In the first screen, enter your uniqname and click submit, then enter your Level-1 password (your campus Kerberos password) and click Authentication and then select Standard Sign-on
- On the menu, select "Novell Web Based File Access ". After a notice screen, you will be prompted to enter your uniqname and your level-2 password.
- You will see the drives that you normally are connected to when you login from your UMHS workstation. Most people have W: mapped to the medinfo server, you can click on the screen into the folder you wish to maintain. From the menus you can select to download a file or upload a file to the folder you are in.
If you are working on a core workstation connected to the UMHS network or through VPN to the UMHS network, it can be configured to access the medinfo server through the file system (the W drive if you have defined it as in "From Novell network-connected workstations"). However, If you are on a non-core PC or Mac the Dreamweaver application contains a FTP client as part of the application that can be configured to access the medinfo server. Note: The FTP service built into Dreamweaver may or may not work, depending on which version of Dreamweaver you are using (Versions that do work: CS3, CS4, CS5(not tested)).
- You must be connected to the UMHS network or through VPN to the UMHS network (Note: sFTP does not work).
- Define a site in Dreamweaver and under the "Remote info" section and enter the following information.
- Access: FTP
- FTP host: ftp1.med.umich.edu
- Host Directory: ///medinfo/web/webdocs/ (Note: the "///").
- Login: You must use your "distinguished name" (.uniqname.YourDepartmentContainerName.med.umich). If you need help with your distinguished name call the Help Desk at 936-8000 and ask what your distinguished name is.
- Password: Your level-2 password
- Hit OK