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Uploading Content

UCInetID Authentication

The OIT streaming server uses the UCInetID authentication system. OIT will provide an upload account on the streaming server upon request from a UCI staff or faculty member, for use with academic, instructional or university business needs.

If the content is being managed on behalf of a department or program, a group UCInetID should be used in lieu of a personal UCInetID. A group UCInetID insures against transition issues in the event of staffing changes.

Encrypted File Transfer

The OIT streaming server exclusively supports the SCP and SFTP protocols; traditional FTP is not supported. Shell access is not available.

If you are connecting from off campus, you will have to use the VPN.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection information 

Mac OS X

  • Fetch – Easy-to-use, full-featured FTP and SFTP client for Mac OS X; site-licensed for use at UC Irvine. (See software license page for download.)


  • WinSCP – Free, open source SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows.

Upload & File Management

  • Connect to using one of the above applications, (not a web browser), and log in with the appropriate UCInetID and password.
  • Upload files directly into the account’s home directory.
  • Create folders to effectively manage your files.
  • Use file and folder names which clearly illustrate their content.
  • Avoid using the space character (“ ”).