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Instructions for accessing SoFS under MacOS via WebDAV

  • To establish a connection to SoFS, open Finder.
  • In the menu, click on „Go“ and then on „Connect to Server“. You can also use the keyboard shortcut ⌘ + K.
  • Enter the following address of the SoFS-server in the field „Server Address“:
    • For your private directory:[account name]
    • for your public directory: [first letter of your account name]/[account name]
    • for SoFS workspaces for institutions:[directory of the SoFS-workspace of the institution]

  • Enter the server address in one of the formats above and replace the placeholders in square brackets with the account name of your student or employee account.
  • Use the "+" button to save an address so that you can retrieve it directly from the list in the future.
  • Click on the Connect button.


  • In the login window, enter the account name and password of your student or employee account (it is not possible to log on to the server as a guest). Saving your password to the keychain is not mandatory for server access and remains a personal choice that depends on your preferences and the level of security that you are aiming for.
  • If the password entered was correct, a window with the contents of the selected area is now displayed in the Finder. If the account name or password was entered incorrectly, you will see the typical "head-shaking window".
Screenshot:  Trennen der Verbindung zum Server per 'Eject'-Schaltfläche im Finder

  • To terminate the connection to the SoFS server, click on the eject symbol next to the server name (marked with a red arrow in the illustration). Make sure to save all your work before you disconnect from the server.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the RRZK-Helpdesk