Mapping a Web Directory with Mac OS X

Mapping a web directory on the University Web server ( will allow you to view, organize, and manipulate the contents of your Web directory as you would any file or folder on your own computer. If you are off campus, you can still map a directory, but you must first connect to the campus VPN.

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. From the Apple menu bar, click Go and select Connect to Server to open the Connect to Server window.

    Select Connect to Server under Go menu
  2. In the Address: box, type the network path of the server share you would like to connect to. Always start the share path with the prefix smb://
    (i.e., smb://web/www/faculty/jsmith or if off campus smb://

  3. Click the Connect button.

  4. If prompted to log in, use your MyCalStateLA ID account. Include the AD domain on your username (i.e., AD\jsmith).

Note: If you have problems connecting to the web server, contact the Web Administrator and include your name, campus email address, and the url of the web directory you would like to connect to.