Whether they're here four years or many more, all faculty, staff and
students are provided with 5 gigabytes of storage in their Purdue Career Account
as long as they are affiliated with Purdue. By storing and accessing documents
through the Career Account home directory, the need to carry or print extra documents
is eliminated. The home directory is always available, anytime, anywhere. A
personal web page
is also available (located in the "www" folder in the home directory).
Additional information about your Purdue Career Account may be found
For information about how to change your Purdue Career Account password, click here.
Anyone needing login or password assistance may visit the ITaP Customer Service Center. A Purdue photo ID is needed for identification purposes.
Home Directory Access
From an ITaP lab:
From a Windows PC, go to Windows Explorer and look for drive H:
From an Apple Mac, your Career Account home directory is mounted
as your home directory.
From your personal desktop or laptop:
From your personal Windows desktop or laptop, you can access your home directory
using any secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program or set up a Virtual Private
Network (VPN) connection.
Setup VPN and map home directory
To learn how to map your home directory over a VPN connection please read the following GoldAnswers Knowledge Base article
To use FTP, you will need a secure file transfer program.
for the server name and log in with your Purdue
Career Account login and password. Any secure file transfer client can be used
and many are available for free by downloading from the Internet.
For more information about FTP, see:
Accessing your account using File Transfer Protocol
UNIX can also be used to access your home directory. Your Career Account
login and password can be used to log in to expert.ics.purdue.edu
a program that supports Secure Shell (SSH) , giving you access to a variety of
tools, including the ability to access your MySQL database account.
The answer to your question might be in the GoldAnswers Knowledge Base
. If you still need assistance, please contact the ITaP Customer Service Center