University Of Glasgow File Transfer

University Of Glasgow File Transfer

About

Transfer is a service to make it easy for you to move files, including large files up to 10.0 GB, in and out of University of Glasgow.

  • If you are a member of University of Glasgow, you can log in with your Username and password and send files to anyone, in or out of University of Glasgow.
    Start by logging in and then clicking the “Drop-off” button.
  • If you are not a member of University of Glasgow, you cannot log in but you can still send files to people in University of Glasgow if you know their email address.
    Start by clicking the “Drop-off” button.
  • If you are a member of University of Glasgow and wish to ask someone outside University of Glasgow to send you some files, you can make the process a lot easier for them by logging in and then clicking the “Request a Drop-off” button.
    This means the other person does not have to pass any tests to prove who they are, which makes the whole process a lot quicker for them.
  • Files are automatically deleted from Transfer 14 days after you upload them, so you don’t need to manually clean up.

University Of Glasgow File Transfer

Description of the Transfer Service

This service is designed to allow you to share files significantly larger than 1MB which would otherwise clutter up either your own or other people’s email inboxes, by temporarily making a file (or files) available to other users across the Internet, in a secure and efficient way.

Note: Confidential information should be encrypted (see below).

How to use

Types of user

There are two distinct kinds of users that can access the Transfer system:

  1. internal: University of Glasgow staff who are allowed to create a drop-off that can be delivered to one or more individuals, (whether they are internal or external to the University)
  2. external: anyone else, anywhere on the Internet, who are only allowed to create a drop-off that is to be delivered to University of Glasgow staff members.

Drop off and pick up

A drop-off is one or more files uploaded to Transfer as a single entity for delivery to a specified person.
A pick-up allows a person to collect the dropped-off files.