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ResearchDrive - Connecting From an Apple Computer

This document describes how to connect to a ResearchDrive storage account from an Apple computer.

ResearchDrive Account Overview

Account Naming Convention

  • ResearchDrive storage accounts are named based on the PI's NetID such as //[PI NetID]
  • Restricted ResearchDrive accounts use the naming convention //[PI NetID]
  • Replace references to [PI NetID] with the PI's NetID username.
  • Replace references to [NetID] or [NetID password] with your NetID username and password.

Restricted Data

ResearchDrive aligns with the Secure Storage Request process and compliance requirements on the Cybersecurity Risk Management and Compliance website.

  • Any UW–⁠Madison endpoint used to access restricted data must be maintained and supported by trained IT staff to ensure they are secure and not vulnerable to malware.
  • External collaborators will need to complete an endpoint security checklist to document the security controls in place at their institution.
  • Access to restricted data from any other unauthorized endpoint is prohibited.
  • Please refer to the ResearchDrive FAQ for additional details.

Connectivity Options

There are several ways to access ResearchDrive storage from an Apple computer.

option requires campus network or vpn protocol comment
Mounting ResearchDrive storage using Finder yes smb Recommended Option for UW-Madison Apple computers
Access ResearchDrive with Globus no gridftp or https Recommended Option for external collaborators

Mounting ResearchDrive storage using Finder

  1. If you are off campus or using wifi then you will need to connect to WiscVPN. before using ResearchDrive.
  2. Open Finder. finder go
  3. Click Go then Connct to Server or use the ⌘K keyboard shortcut.
  4. Enter smb://[PI NetID]. Optionally click the + button to save to your Favorite Servers list. Click the Connect button to continue. netid
  5. Click Connect As: Registered User. creds
    • Enter Name: [NetID] and Password: [NetID password]
    • Check the box labeled Remember this password in my Key Chain if desired.
    • Click Connect.

Connect to ResearchDrive with Globus

Please refer to Globus - Access ResearchDrive or SharedDrive Stoage with Globus.

Keywordsmac osx os x connect storage drive share file smb samba network attached nas finder   Doc ID96187
OwnerCasey S.GroupUW-Madison Research Data
Created2019-11-24 20:44:10Updated2023-10-19 14:57:43
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