The webfile.nd.edu application was retired on Friday, June 30, 2017. Please switch to an alternative connection method or consider one of the unlimited storage options such as Box or Google Drive.
Alternatives to WebFile
For security purposes, these methods require a VPN connection when accessing from off-campus.
- SFTP client
- Map drive/mount volume (e.g., N: drive)
- SSH to darrow.cc.nd.edu (Command-line access to AFS only)
- Use Expandrive to connect to AFS (Mount AFS as a Drive/Volume on your Computer)
- This alternative could also be used for your NetFile space as well, but it is not recommended.
What is WebFile and why was it being retired?
WebFile is a web-based utility to access NetFile and AFS storage space. The WebFile software was created by OIT staff in 2004 to help individuals migrate data between AFS and NetFile. The software is no longer maintainable and does not meet the evolving security standards used to protect your information. Fortunately, there are numerous alternatives that allow you to access your NetFile or AFS space.
Only the WebFile application was discontinued on Friday, June 30, 2017. Files in your NetFile and AFS spaces are not affected by this.
Though the WebFile application is being retired, SFTP clients can still use webfile.nd.edu to connect to the file server.
Do you need web-based access to your storage?
OIT provides several platforms with unlimited storage, excellent features to collaboration and editing, mobile apps to access and edit your content, and support for nearly any data you want to store there (anything except data classified as highly-sensitive information).
|Default storage space||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Allows group folders not owned by single person|
|Share files with users outside of ND|
|Real-time collaboration and editing|
|Preview documents online|
|Sync with Mac and Windows|
|Share files with other users|
|Access from mobile device|