Accessing Drives from Off Campus

The College requires Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to access William & Mary network resources from off-campus computers. 

You can also access network files via Virtual Desktops (VDI) or William & Mary's VPN from off-campus.

Download an SFTP Client 

There are several SFTP clients that can be used.  Here are examples:

Connect

Launch an SFTP application and start a new connection.  Connect with the details found here:

Hostname: sftp.wm.edu (or webftp.wm.edu, for users of webftp)
Username:  your WMuserid 
Port: 22 (when applicable)
Connect using: SFTP
Password (aka Authentication Method): your WMuserid password

Drives/Folders
  • H: Drive & G: Drive - These folders are named HOME (H: Drive) and FILES (G: Drive)
  • ACStore - Link to ACStore Drive info
  • A complete list of drive addresses are in the "SFTP_INFO" folder, a file named "sftp_drivepaths.txt"

It is normal to see folders that you cannot open or write files into. If you have problems opening a folder you should have access to, send an email to [[support]].

Questions? 
Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
757-221-4357 (HELP) | [[support]] | Jones 201, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm