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Access ENCS group account

Examples in this section are given for the group "foo"; adjust them as necessary for your group name.

For Windows users

To access the group's home (private) directory:

On an AITS-managed desktop, go to drive S:, then double click on 'f' and then click on 'foo'. On a user-managed machine, you may need to map the group network share manually before you can use it. The mount path for the share is:


To access the group's web directory:

The group's web directory might not be mounted automatically on Windows; in that case, you will need to mount it manually. The mount path is:


We have information on how to map network share manually.

To find out how much group disk quota your group is currently using:

Use the ENCS web-based quota tool.

To verify directory group ownership and permissions:

To check the permissions on a directory, you must verify that the 'setgid' bit is ON for the group directory. To do so, right click on the directory (in this example 'sd'), then click on Properties and select the Secure Share tab. Make sure that the status of SGID is checked ON.

Note: If you have a user-managed system and Secure Share is not installed you can get it from here.

To check the group ownership of a file, right click on that file in your group directory, then click on Properties, and select the Secure Share tab. For private (to your group) files, the permissions should be set as shown below. For files in the web space, make sure that you also turn on the "R" and "X" permissions under 'Other'.

For Unix/Linux users

To access the group's home (private) directory:

You can access the group's home directory with:

cd /groups/f/foo/

To access the group's web directory:

To place files in the web space of your group account, copy them to:


To find out how much disk quota your group is currently using:

Use the command:


Checking and setting permissions:

To check the "setgid" bit on a directory:

ls -ld 'the_group_directory_name'

If you don't see an "s" in the permissions field, you'll need to set it.

To set the "setgid" bit on all directories in a group directory:

find 'your_group_directory' -type d -exec chmod g+s {} \;

To ensure that all files in a group directory can be read and written to by members of a group:

chmod -R g+rwX 'your_group_directory'