Map a UAA-Hosted Fileshare on macOS


Individuals can connect to a share drive associated with their department or their UA account.

What materials do I need?

  • macOS Computer
  • Permissions to access the share drive(s)
  • Connection to the UAA network or the UAA VPN

How do I use this technology?

  1. Confirm the device is connected to the UAA network or to the UAA VPN
  2. Navigate to Finder

    Finder icon on the task bar
  3. At the very top of the screen, click Go

    "Go" menu at the top of the screen
  4. Click Connect to Server...

    "Connect to server..." button in the "Go" menu
  5. Type the path of the share drive or copy and paste the path in the first text field
    • UAA network share drives start with: smb://$
    • Example: smb://$/Pre-Award/00. Preaward_Shared/PRAS/ISER
  6. Click Connect

    Example of the "Connect to Server" window
  7. When prompted to login, prefix the username with "ua\"
    • Username: ua\UA username
      Password: UA password


Need additional help or have issues

For additional assistance contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at, or visit the Services section to open a support ticket.



Article ID: 209
Thu 6/25/20 10:28 AM
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