AFS

Overview Please complete this application form online. To create a Group Home Directory — for your department, student organization, or another entity — please visit the the Web Application Sign-up website. Next to AFS Group Directory, click the Sign Up button. Get Help For help, please contact the ITS Service Center
Overview Just as Information and Technology Services' (ITS) e-mail service allows you to access your e-mail from different computers at different locations, the Andrew File System (AFS) lets you access your documents and files from different computers at different locations. AFS is a central file storage, sharing and retrieval system that you can access from Mac, Windows and Unix computers.
Overview A protection group (pts) is a collection of uniqnames or other pts groups which are used to control directory access (folders) in the AFS. You can specify pts group read access, write access, both, or neither. Together, the collection of pts groups and the rights of each group are called an Access Control List, or ACL. Properly used, ACLs will save you a great deal of work if you are using a shared AFS space or wish to share files with others.
Overview This document explains how to grant and remove individuals' access to the files used for publishing a group website at the University of Michigan. How Access to Your Web Pages Is Controlled If you have used group space in AFS to publish a website, you have an AFS directory where your website's pages are stored. Access to that space is controlled using:
Overview Pages that you publish on the web are normally available to anyone. You can, however, restrict access to your web pages to the U-M community or to groups and/or individuals within it. Those who wish to view your pages must first log in with their uniqname and UMICH password. This document tells you how to publish web pages that only the U-M community — or specific groups and individuals in that community — can access.
Overview You can control the read/write access of the folders and documents in your Andrew File System (AFS) home directory through the use of Access Control Lists (ACLs). This document explains the pre-set access controls on the folders that are provided for you inside your AFS home directory. For general information about AFS and your home directory, see AFS Overview.
Overview Files that you store in your Home or Group folder on U-M's Andrew File System (AFS) are automatically backed up. This document describes how to access the backups of your files. Tip Folder vs Directory: These two terms are used interchangeably in this document. Directory is the older, more technical term for a folder.
Overview This document provides instructions for using mFile to access your AFS home directory. With mFile, you can manage or store files from any computer with an Internet connection and web browser. Note Your web browser must have JavaScript enabled for mFile to work properly. Also, the screenshots in this document were made using Mozilla Firefox on a Macintosh. If you are using a different web browser with a different operating system, some of the screenshots may not render properly.