Connecting to the share drive from Mac OS X

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:

  1. If on campus, connect to eduroam / UBSecure wireless network.
  2. If off campus connect to the internet, then connect to Cisco AnyConnect VPN (for instructions see:
  3. Next, open finder and click “Go” in the menu bar at the top of your screen, then click “Connect to server”.
  4. You want to map to the server address a smb://
  5. Once you enter the path, click the “+” button to add it to your favorites list if you like.
  6. Next, click “Connect”.
  7. 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”.
  8. 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 easily accessible:

  1. First open up your system preferences and click on “Users & Groups”.
  2. 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.
  3. Click the ”+” button, then select the server on the left pane (under shared, and navigate to and open the folder you want to be mapped.  My recommendation:
    • Share Drive: -> ubfs -> collab -> archplan -> share …
  4. You may add as many locations as you’d like to have quick access to.
  5. Once added, go back to the finder window, on the menu bar click “Go” then click “Computer”.
  6. 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 between items).
  7. 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.