Tutorials

Restricting User Access

On the non-CMS main nyu.edu web server, to ensure that your web directory is secure, you can install a restriction file called .htaccess. A .htaccess file allows you to protect your web page, site, or directory from being accessed by unwanted public users. This file will prevent web access by anyone who does not have permission to view your site. There are three types of .htaccess access restriction methods commonly used on the main NYU Web server. Read more »

UNIX User Guide

UNIX is a computer operating system, like Windows or Macintosh OS. It was first developed by Bell Labs, an AT&T Research Lab, in the late 1960's. Our (non-CMS) web server is a UNIX machine. Learn how to navigate and use the system with our guide. Read more »

SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) Guide

SSH File Transfer Protocol (also Secure File Transfer Protocol, or SFTP) is a network protocol that provides file access, transfer, and management on remote file systems. At NYU, we require SFTP for file transfers. Learn how to connect and use your SFTP program with our guide. Read more »