Accessing Your SFU Static Web Publishing Space — RCG Handbook

Accessing Your SFU Static Web Publishing Space


This space is not recommended for bulk storage or backups.

IT Services recommends using your Microsoft OneDrive space or /net/home/your_username instead.

Static web hosting space, formerly known as your fraser home directory, can be accessed via a web browser at, or via SFTP.

Connecting via sshfs

$ mkdir ~/sfuhome
$ sshfs ~/sfuhome

Your SFU home directory should now be available at ~/sfuhome.

Connecting via an SFTP Client

  1. Open FileZilla. (If you don’t like the look of FileZilla, try WinSCP or CyberDuck.)
  2. Create a new bookmark called “SFU Home”.
  • Host:
  • Protocol: SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
  • Port: leave blank
  • Logon Type: Normal
  • User: your SFU computing ID, e.g. jsixpack, without quotation marks and without “”.
  • Password: Leave blank. You’ll be asked for your password when you log in.
  1. Click “OK”.
  2. From the File menu, choose Site Manager. Select SFU Home.