UB File Service (UBFS)


UBfs is a file storage location that can be accessed from different platforms in different ways. Files are organized in the following directories:

  • Myfiles: for individual files of faculty, student and staff
  • Collaboration (Collab): for sharable files by departments and schools
  • Research: for active, institutionally sponsored research activity by faculty and staff for defined periods of time

Secure WebDAV Servers

Server Web Server Application Auth Supported OSes
ubfs.buffalo.edu Apache Kerberos UNIX, Linux, Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah) - 10.4 (Tiger)
ubfs-mac.buffalo.edu IIS AD Windows, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and above

Mounting and Mapping

  1. WebDAV operates over the web, so does not mount with traditional UNIX mount or gnome-mount commands. Investigate fuse and fusedav.
  2. Rob Skinner reports automated drive mapping is tested and works on Windows Vista and Windows 7.


  1. Prefer to use the much faster ubfs-mac service if possible.


  1. See Confidential Email Aliases.


  1. https://wiki.cse.buffalo.edu/services/content/web-based-distributed-auth...
  2. http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/service-guides/file-storage-and-sharing/acce...
  3. http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/service-guides/file-storage-and-sharing/mana...
  4. http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/services/all/ub-file-system-ubfs.html
  5. https://ubfs.buffalo.edu/