Remote File Access

Access from off-campus or from wireless (UMASSD) must be made through a VPN connection. Please visit for VPN setup.

VPN connection:
Installing and Configuring VPN for Windows, Mac and Linux:
VPN server to connect to is

If you have trouble getting the VPN setup to work, contact IT Services for Students at (508-999-8884).

ssh, secure shell may be used for interactive sessions
sftp secure ftp may be used for file transfer

Tunnelier, a windows client free for individual use is available for download from:

included are both an ssh and sftp client


set Host to
set Username to your UMASSD username (this must be entered as all lowercase letters)
set Initial method to keyboard-interactive

U: /home/username
Z: /ENG-share/username
M: /class