Personal space in the IMT

How do I create the space?

In order to create a personal space in the IMT, you have to be logged into the User Data Administration as IMT-User and create a Home directory or personal webpage at the menu item "User Self-Administation/Computer Access and Homepage".

What is that space?

The home directory and the web directory are part of the AFS. Further Information on AFS can be found at the webpage OpenAFS.

How big is my space?

Every student gets 50MB for his home directory and another 50MB for his personal webspace, while every employee gets 250MB for each. This threshold can be increased if there is substantiate need.

How can I get access to the directory?

You can use ssh/scp or sftp to gain access to your directories. Use afs-gate.uni-paderborn.de as name for the server (Hostname). Use port 22 and the login and password of the IMT. With Windows you might for example use the program WinSCP.

Or you connect with a network drive to \\afs\uni-paderborn.de\public\user\first letter of the login\login\.

How is the space structured?

The folder "public" is meant to publish data. It has three subfolders: http, https and share.

The folder "http" is used for webdata which may be sent unencrypted, for example static webpages visible to anyone.

The folder "https" is used for webdata which is supposed to be sent encrypted to hide it from third parties and protect it from alteration during the transfer. An example would be dynamic webpages with individual-related data.

Both directories should contain an index file with the name "index.htm" or "index.html" if you use either one.

The website will be shown at the URL http respectively homepages.uni-paderborn.de/<loginname>.

Attention: There are certain rules and restrictions concerning the creation of webpages. Those are further explained in the User Agreement.

The third subfolder called "share" isn´t visible with the webbrowser and can only be viewed within the AFS data structure. The afs-path is "/afs/uni-paderborn.de/public/user/first letter of the login/login/share/". This path can also be used for a network drive.