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Sensitive data on DCSR NAS

Request a storage space for sensitive data

To request storage of sensitive data please go to the CI/DCSR "Demande de ressources de recherche" web page

https://conference.unil.ch/research-resource-requests/

and log in with your EDU-id account.

Click on "New request / Nouvelle demande"

 

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Don't forget you want to work with sensitive data by selecting the appropriate option above.

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This page allows you to select the options available at DCSR:

  • Storage resources
  • Computing resources
  • Computing resources for sensitive data

 

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You will then receive a confirmation e-mail that your resource request has been accepted.

 

How to connect

Mount the NAS to your laptop

Mount the RECHERCHE-S volume of the NAS (see exact addresses below and documentation), and then use a security software to access your data (mandatory, see next section):

- On MacOS:

smb://nasdcsr.unil.ch/RECHERCHE-S

or directly:

smb://nasdcsr.unil.ch/RECHERCHE-S/<ENTITY>/<FAC>/<INSTITUTE>/<PI>/<PROJECT>/D2C

example:

smb://nasdcsr.unil.ch/RECHERCHE-S/FAC/SSP/ISS/username_of_your_pi/project_shortname/D2C

- On Windows:

\\nasdcsr.unil.ch\RECHERCHE-S

or directly:

\\nasdcsr.unil.ch\RECHERCHE-S\<ENTITY>\<FAC>\<INSTITUTE>\<PI>\<PROJECT>\D2C

example:

\\ nasdcsr.unil.ch\RECHERCHE-S\FAC\SSP\ISS\username_of_your_pi\project_shortname\D2C

 

Mandatory: access the NAS using Boxcryptor (security software)

Request a Boxcryptor password by sending an e-mail to helpdesk@unil.ch with BoxCryptor password in the subject, you shall receive a temporary password to initialize the security software.

Then download and install the Boxcryptor from:

https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/download/

For Mac

1) Install it by dragging it to your applications folder

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2) Confirm your installation by typing your workstation administrator password

 

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For Windows

1) Double-click on the installer you just downloaded (e.g. Boxcryptor_v2.42.1333_Setup.msi)

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2) Allow installation, accept the terms in the License Agreement and in the Privacy Policy and complete the installation

 

Start Boxcryptor and sign in with your UNIL e-mail and the Boxcryptor password you received from helpdesk:

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You will have to change your password:

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On MacOS:

Follow the wizard below to connect to your storage by selecting RECHERCHE-S (which should be already mounted before, see previous section):

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Then, the Boxcryptor access to RECHERCHE-S will look like below. You can navigate to your data. A green symbol with a lock indicates a crypted file or folder. The full documentation can be found at https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/help/overview/macos/ :

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On Windows:

The official documentation is here: https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/help/overview/windows/.

To have your mounted NAS location handled by Boxcryptor you must proceed as follows:

1. From the application tray, right-click on the Boxcryptor icon and select "Settings":

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2. Then, in "Locations", select the drive on which you mounted RECHERCHE-S:

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Finally, please refer to the official documentation in order to encrypt files and folders :https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/help/work-with-files/windows/ to gain some understanding on how Boxcryptor works.

If you now open a FileExplorer you will see something like this:

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You can navigate to your data. A green symbol with a lock indicated a crypted file or folder:

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