RRA Data Access

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Accessing Your RRA Data

This page describes how a user can access their data on the RRA environment

Starting VPN (off-campus users only)

NOTE: Due to the sensitive nature of the RRA cluster, users connecting from off-campus must first connect to the USF VPN (https://vpn.usf.edu) before connecting to the RRA cluster. Any non-VPN connection attempts to the RRA cluster from off-campus will be rejected.

SFTP/SCP

Several popular SCP clients are listed below. You should consult their respective documentation for usage information. You’ll need to remember the following:

  • Hostname: rra.rc.usf.edu
  • Port (if asked): 22
  • Protocol (if asked): SFTP
  • Username: Your USF NetID
  • Password: Your USF NetID Password

 

Popular clients:

Pros:

  • Highly Secure, Encrypted Communications
  • Usable from off-campus
  • Supports viewing and modifying Linux file permissions

Cons:

  • Some learning curve
  • Requires log in before each use

Command Line Tools

You can, of course, interact with your data from the command line via SSH. Popular SSH clients are listed below.

Pros

  • Highly Secure, Encrypted Communications
  • Usable from off-campus
  • Supports viewing and modifying Linux file permissions
  • The full power of a Linux command-line at your finger tips

Cons

  • For new users, the learning curve is great
  • Requires log in before each use
  • Its very easy to hurt yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing.