To connect to the School of Architecture and Planning share
drive with read only access from on or off-campus open the
following link in your web browser:
When prompted for a username and password, enter ad\UBITName and
your UBIT password.
To map the share drive to your personal Mac OS X device, follow
the instructions below:
- If on campus, connect to eduroam / UBSecure wireless
- If off campus connect to the internet, then connect to Cisco
AnyConnect VPN (for instructions see: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/service-guides/software/downloading/macintosh-software/managing-mac-software/anyconnect.html)
- Next, open finder and click “Go” in the menu bar at
the top of your screen, then click “Connect to
- You want to map to the server address
- Once you enter the path, click the “+” button to
add it to your favorites list if you like.
- Next, click “Connect”.
- Now there should be a pop-up that will ask you to log in.
Here you want to select the “registered user” option,
and use your UBIT information to log in. You will need to use
ad\UBITname for the username and your UB password. You may
also save the login to your keychain for easier reconnection.
Then click “Connect”.
- The server should now be mapped and show in the left hand side
of your finder window. A finder window will also pop up
showing the mapped folder location.
To make this a bit more permanent and make specific folders
- First open up your system preferences and click on “Users
- Select your account on the left side of the window, then click
the “Login items” button at the top of the
window. Here we can navigate to the folders you would like
mapped every time you start the system.
- Click the ”+” button, then select the server on the
left pane (under shared, itorg.ad.buffalo.edu) and navigate to and
open the folder you want to be mapped. My recommendation:
- Share Drive: itorg.ad.buffalo.edu -> ubfs -> collab ->
archplan -> share …
- You may add as many locations as you’d like to have quick
- Once added, go back to the finder window, on the menu bar click
“Go” then click “Computer”.
- In the finder window that popped up, you should be able to see
the locations you mapped. You can take each one and drag it
into the pane on the left and drop it into your favorites list (be
careful not to drop it over another item, you want to drop it
- That’s it!
Please remember that until your system is connected to the
internet and the VPN, the mapped drives will not connect and my
produce an error. If this happens, get connected, open a
finder window, and the drives should be accessible.