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Connecting to home directory using macOS

Information on connecting to BlueBEAR home directories on macOS systems.

Note that if you are off-campus you will need to be connected to the University VPN. (See Remote Access Service for further information.)

Identifying Your Home Directory Path

  1. Log-in to BEAR Admin with your University username and password.
  2. Click on the “BEAR Identity Database” link.
  3. Scroll down to the section titled “Home directory”.
  4. Locate the macOS formatted path (see below). N.B. You can copy the link to your clipboard by clicking on the icon.



    • _letter_ is the first letter of your username
    • _username_ is your username

Connecting on macOS

  1. Click on your desktop to focus on the Finder application.
  2. In the toolbar, at the top of the desktop, click on the “Go” menu and select “Connect to Server”.
  3. Paste the directory path (from above) into the field.
  4. Optional: Click on the symbol (at the lower-left corner) to save the path for future use.
  5. When you are prompted to log in, you may need to enter ADF/_username_ or in the username field.