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Connect to the Faculty Server via Contribute

Before you can edit your web site, you need to create a connection in Contribute. This tells Contribute where your files are stored on the server and what account is used to access them.

  1. Launch Contribute and click Create a connection (middle right of window).

  2. The "Create Connection" assistant will pop up in a new window. Click Continue.
  3. Enter the URL of your web site. Usually that is:
    If you have a custom URL, enter that instead.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Select Secure FTP (SFTP) from the pull-down menu.
  6. Enter these values on the web site connection info screen:
    SFTP server name:
    SFTP username: Your NetID
    SFTP password: Your NetID password (same as e-mail)
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Enter your name and e-mail address. Click Continue.
  9. If Contribute asks you what role you're assigned to choose Publisher.
  10. Review the information your entered. Click Finish.
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