Use a graphical SFTP client to transfer files to and from your IU Pages account on Mercury

Following are instructions for using two graphical SFTP clients (WinSCP for Windows; Cyberduck for macOS) to transfer files between your personal computer and your Indiana University Pages account on Mercury (mercury.uits.indiana.edu). On Mercury, your Pages files are located in your ~/www directory and its subdirectories.

Note:
When connecting to mercury.uits.indiana.edu from outside the IU network, use VPN.

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WinSCP (Windows)

For information about downloading and installing WinSCP, see SFTP clients recommended for use at IU. Once WinSCP is installed on your computer:

  1. Launch WinSCP, and then:
    • I the "Host name" field, enter mercury.uits.indiana.edu
    • In the "User name" field, enter your IU username.
    • In the "Password" field, enter your IU passphrase.
  2. Click Login.
  3. When WinSCP establishes the connection, you will see your local computer's file system displayed in the left pane and your ~/www directory on Mercury in the right pane:
    • To upload files and folders from your computer to your ~/www directory, in the left pane, click to select the desired items, and then drag and drop them into the right pane.
    • To download files and folders from your ~/www directory to your computer, in the right pane, select the desired items, and then drag and drop them into to the left pane.

Cyberduck (macOS)

For information about downloading and installing Cyberduck, see SFTP clients recommended for use at IU. Once Cyberduck is installed on your computer:

  1. Launch Cyberduck, and then, in the upper left, click Open Connection...; alternatively, from the File menu, select Open Connection....
  2. At the top of the sheet that appears, from the drop-down menu, select SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), and then:
    • In the "Server" field, enter mercury.uits.indiana.edu.
    • In the "Username" field, enter your IU username.
    • In the "Password" field, enter your IU passphrase.
  3. To log into a directory other than your home directory, at the bottom of the sheet, click More Options. In the "Path:" field, type the directory name (e.g., ~/www).
  4. Click Connect.

    The first time you connect to a remote server, Cyberduck displays an "unknown host key" warning. Click Allow to continue.

  5. When Cyberduck establishes the connection, you will see a window displaying the contents of your ~/www directory on Mercury:
    • To upload files and folders from your computer to your ~/www directory, in a Finder window, select the desired items, and then drag and drop them into the Cyberduck window.
    • To download files and folders from your ~/www directory to your computer, in the Cyberduck window, select the desired items, and then drag and drop them into a Finder window.

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Last modified on 2019-02-01 11:12:57.

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