OCAD U Webspace Overview
Updated: 12 March 2021 10:51 AM
Webspace - Web Server
All students and faculty members have access to OCAD Webspace (webspace.ocad.ca) in order to facilitate curriculum. This server is a tool for educational uses only and usage is bound by OCAD’s Acceptable Use (AUP) and Web Technology Policies. This service is monitored regularly for usage inconsistent with OCAD’s published policy documents.
Your username and password for this service is the same as your OCADUid (eg. jdoe, doej, aa13bb, 3150001) and password.
If you change your password your password for this service automatically changes as well. Your account will allow you to have SFTP access to the server only. Shell access is not provided.
All students and faculty members with an active OCAD account automatically have access to this service, however, your access is not fully active until you login to the server with a SFTP client at least once.
A SFTP compliant client must be used to gain access to the server. We recommend: FileZilla Client (Windows/Mac).
Configuration Example - FileZilla
Click File -> Site Manager
The Site Manager windows opens.
SFTP programs will display the directory contents of the remote server. Simply drag files and folders to either upload or download.
Browsing to Your Site
You may browse to your website using the following URL format: http://webspace.ocad.ca/~<OCADUid>
Replace<OCADUid> with something valid (eg. jdoe, doej, aa13bb, 3150001). The “ ~ “ (tilde) symbol before the username is very important.
Troubleshooting Common Problems
Username and Password: Remember, your password is case-sensitive. Your username and password are the same as your OCADUid username and password.
SFTP Protocol: Check that you have selected SFTP as the protocol to connect with in your client. You will NOT be able to connect otherwise.
Host Name: Double check that you are using the correct server/host name – use webspace.ocad.ca.
Can't See Content in Web Browser: Make sure to place files in your 'www' folder? All web accessible content must be placed in this folder to be viewable on the internet by a web browser.
Permission denied error(s): Are you in the right directory? Try disconnecting and reconnecting to the server to easily rectify this.