OASIS Help - Student

How to access your files off campus (using FTP)

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a means of transferring files across the Internet from one computer system to another (more information on FTP). Curtin students are able to access files from their Student Network Drive (I: drive) via FTP.

Please note: FTP will only work after you have already connected to Curtin's network. Off campus, this will require you to be connected via VPN.

FTP Connection Details

If you are familiar with FTP, use the following details to access your Student Network Drive using your chosen FTP client. If you are new to using FTP, follow one of the FTP Tutorials below.


FTP Tutorials

Core FTP Lite and FileZilla are two popular secure FTP clients, click on the links below for each tutorial:

Core FTP Lite Tutorials

This tutorial demonstrates how to setup and use Core FTP Lite, a popular FTP client, you will need to download and install Core FTP LE. These instructions were written for Core FTP LE 2.1.

Connecting to your I: Drive using Core FTP

  1. Start Core FTP
  2. The "Site Manager" should open when Core FTP starts, if not go to Sites > Site Manager
  3. Enter the following details:
    • Site Name: curtin_student (or a name of your choice)
    • Host / IP / URL: ftp.student.curtin.edu.au
    • Username: your Curtin ID (your student ID)
    • Password: your Curtin password (your OASIS password)
  4. Connection: select AUTH SSL in the drop down menu.
  5. Ensure the following options are checked:
    • SSL Listings
    • SSL Transfer
    • OpenSSL
  6. Click the "Connect" button.

FTP site manager

If you are prompted with a window titled "Certificate Information", click the Always Accept button.


FTP certificate information


If your login was successful, you should see your I: Drive files listed in the right pane (as below).

FTP I:drive files

 

Editing a file on your I: Drive using Core FTP

  1. Download the file
    • Select the file to edit from the right pane (remote server)
    • Click the Download Download button button.
    • You should now be able to see the file in the left pane (local filesystem)
    • Note the location of the downloaded file (this is shown above the left pane in the address field) and use My Computer (Start > My Computer) to browse to and edit the file
  2. Upload the file
    • Select the file to upload from the left pane (local filesystem)
    • Click the Upload Upload button button

FileZilla Tutorials

This tutorial demonstrates how to setup and use FileZilla, a popular FTP client, you will need to download and install FileZilla. These instructions were written for FileZilla 2.2.31.

Connecting to your I: Drive using FileZilla FTP

  1. Start FileZilla
  2. Open the Site Manager: File > Site Manager...
  3. Click the "New Site" button
  4. Enter the following details:
    • Host: ftp.student.curtin.edu.au
    • Port: 21
    • Servertype: select "FTPES - FTP over explicit TLS/SSL"
    • Logintype: select "Normal"
    • Username: your Curtin ID (your student ID)
    • Password: your Curtin password (your OASIS password)

Filezilla site manager window

  1. Click the "Connect" button
  2. If you are prompted with a window titled "Unknown certificate", check the always trust certificate in future sessions and click "OK".

FTP certificates using Filezilla

If your login was successful, you should see your I:Drive files listed in the right pane.

Editing a file on your I: Drive using FileZilla FTP

  1. Download the file
    • Double click the folder you wish to obtain files from
    • Right click the file you wish to edit from the right pane (remote server) and select the Download option
    • You should now be able to see the file in the left pane (local filesystem)
    • Note the location of the downloaded file (this is shown above the left pane in the address field) and use My Computer (Start > My Computer) to browse to and edit the file.
  2. Upload the file
    • Right click the file to upload from the left pane (local filesystem) and select Upload.

FTP download using FileZilla

 

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