Connecting Using SMB

Connection via SMB is currently supported to your home directories (igppnethome) and igppsoftware. Please review alternate methods of accessing your files documented on this page.

Note: When connecting from outside the UCSD network, VPN is required.


  1. In Finder, go to Go in the top menu and choose Connect to Server.., or just press ⌘ + K.

  2. Type in the name of the server/computer that you want to connect to, and click 'Connect'.

  3. Type in your username and password.

  4. Select the volume that you wish to mount.

  5. Press OK and you can now browse the remote system.


  1. Click on the Start button and select Run
    Note: If you are using Windows 7 you may need to search for the Run option.

  2. In the Run window type in '\\\igppsoftware' and press OK.                                  
    Please remember to change the server address if you are accessing a server other than igppnethome.

  3. You will be prompted for your username and password. Please enter your IGPP OpenDirectory credentials. 
    Note: Do Not cache your credentials when logging into this server.

  4. Press OK and now you can perform your desired operations on igppsoftware.

If you need further assistance, please contact IGPP Net Ops.