Kumo cloud storage connector

This document is intended to provide information on the School of Education's cloud storage connector service, Kumo. In WCER, Kumo is primarily used to access cloud storage on WCER's Application Delivery Service (ADS).


About Kumo

Kumo is a cloud storage connector service developed by the University of Indiana that works with popular cloud storage services such as Box Drive, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. Users may select preferred cloud storage locations via the School of Education's Kumo portal, and then any workstations that have the Kumo client installed will automatically connect to their selected storage locations in the cloud.

At WCER, Kumo is primarily used to provide additional storage options when using Application Delivery Service (ADS) applications such as MAXQDA, NVivo, and the like.

Kumo and ADS

By design, WCER's Application Delivery Service (ADS) does not allow direct access to a user's local computer drives. This includes the C: drive on Windows and Macintosh HD on macOS as well as portable drives. This means that users typically need to open and save their work on WCER project folders (i.e., the N: drive).

Users who do not have access to a WCER projects folder, or do not wish to use it, may also use cloud storage shares such as Box Drive, Google Drive , or Microsoft OneDrive while using ADS applications. To do this, users must first grant authorization to these cloud services.

Authorizing Cloud Services

Perform the following steps to grant authorization for cloud services to be accessed via WCER's Application Delivery Service (ADS) applications:

1) Go to https://kumo.education.wisc.edu and click on the Log In button and enter your WCER/SoE username and password if prompted.

    Kumo- Set Preferences


2) Within the Set Preferences page, select Box, Google Drive, or OneDrive for Business from the list then click on the Authorize button.
    We will select Box in this example.

    Choose and Authorize from the list

3)  Click on the Grant Access to Box button.

    Grant access to Box

4) Enter your UW NetID Email address and password, then click the Authorize button.

    Enter NetID Email and password to continue

5) You should now see the updated list of services with a green check-mark indicating those which have been granted authorization.
    You may either authorize more cloud services or log out of the portal.

     Updated list of cloud services    

The result is that the next time you login to an ADS application you should see a new share location for Box listed under "This PC".

Box now listed under This PC

Deauthorizing Cloud Services

If you no longer wish to access cloud services via Kumo, just select the authorized service from the list and click on the Deauthorize button.

     Deauthorize Box

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Keywordscloud, box, drive, google, onedrive, storage, ADS, apps, application, delivery, service, share, project, maxqda, nvivo, stat   Doc ID122997
OwnerDave P.GroupWCER
Created2022-12-12 08:13:52Updated2023-06-23 09:23:47
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