How do I mount my Prism home directory using Mac OS X?

This FAQ was last modified on: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:26pm

Mac OS X has built-in support for the SMB/CIFS protocol, which can be used to access your Prism home directory. By mounting your home directory, you can interact with files there as though they were on your local computer.

  • This service is only available to on-campus computers.
  • You must know your GT Active Directory password in order to use this service. You can set or change this password at http://passport.gatech.edu/.
  • You should not store any sensitive information in your Prism home directory. If you feel that it is necessary, you should consult your local support personnel first.

To mount your home directory:

  1. Switch to the Mac OS X Finder
     
  2. Choose "Connect to Server…" from the "Go" menu, or press CommandK
     
  3. Enter smb://prism.nas.gatech.edu/~gtaccount as the "Server Address" (replace "gtaccount" with your GT Account username)
    connect to server
     
  4. Click the + button if you want to add this address to the "Favorite Servers" list. Next, click "Connect"
     
  5. Enter your GT Account username and GT Active Directory password
    smb filesystem authentication
  6. Click "OK"
  7. A new Finder window should open showing the contents of your Prism home directory

You should also see a new volume with your GT Account username. To disconnect, you can "Eject" this volume like you would a CD.