The following steps will help explain how to access a network server on your Mac. Before we begin, please be aware that these instructions are specific to macOS and should work for 10.10 (Yosemite) - 10.15 (Catalina).
*As of July 2017, the UAB Dept. of Medicine IT will no longer support older versions of OS X prior to 10.9 (Mavericks) for file server access.
Off-campus Access Requires VPN
Please note that you will need to be running and connected to UAB's secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) in order for off-campus access to work.
Step 1: Open the Finder, then select Go from the menu. Now select Connect to Server from the drop-down menu.
Step 2: In the Connect to Server pop-up box, enter the details of the network share location as seen below. Use the following format: smb://uab;YourBlazerID@servername.ad.uab.edu/sharename. For example: smb://uab;firstname.lastname@example.org/dept.
Step 3: Enter your personal BlazerID (e.g., uab\jdoe), your password, and click Connect.
Step 4: That's it! The drive will now be accessible through the Finder and your apps.