Connecting to SILS Servers

Access to Servers

Those who are affiliated with the School of Information and Library Science (e.g. students enrolled in particular courses) may need to access servers such as, SILS' Opal web server or Ruby server. Instructors will provide students with required login information but SILS students who need access for a project, thesis, or master's paper should contact the SILS ITS Help Desk.

Connecting to Servers

Use an SSH or SFTP client to connect to a server. If you have never used an SSH client before, there are several to choose from. Windows supports SSH clients including SSH Secure Shell, Windows 10 built-in SSH, Putty and Filezilla for SFTP.  MacOS has Terminal and Fetch is available for download.

Use the following connection settings:

Hostname: opal.ils.unc.edu or ruby.ils.unc.edu
Connection Type: SFTP
Port: 22 
Username: your onyen
Password: your onyen password

*VPN connection is required to connect to servers while off-campus. More information on VPN connections can be found here.