Network Path Access

Standard (non-Web Press) websites can be edited through network paths. The format of a network address is similar, but not exactly the same, as a website address.

Windows access

On Windows, network access is also called UNC access. Network addresses are in this format:

\\server\\server\path

where server is the domain of the website and path is the folder under the domain. Please note that these addresses will not work if the wrong slash is used.

To access a network address, click the Start button and enter the address into the search box. (On older versions of Windows, click the Start button, select Run and enter the network address.)

Example network addresses

  • Organizational website
    \\organizations.missouristate.edu\organizations.missouristate.edu\sitename
    where sitename is the last part of the organization website address.
  • Course website
    \\courses.missouristate.edu\courses.missouristate.edu\xxxxx
    where xxxxx is the first part of the instructor's BearPass Email (the portion before the @).
  • Personal website
    \\people.missouristate.edu\people.missouristate.edu\xxxxx
    where xxxxx is the first part of your BearPass Email (the portion before the @)

Mac access

On Mac, network access is also called windows file sharing access. Network addresses are in this format:

smb://server/server/path

where server is the domain of the website and path is the folder under the domain. Please note that these addresses will not work if the wrong slash is used.

To access a network address, in the Finder, select Go then Connect to Server. Enter the network address. When asked to log in, enter your username as xxxx@sgf where xxxx is your BearPass Login.

Example network addresses

  • Organizational website
    smb://organizations.missouristate.edu/organizations.missouristate.edu/sitename
    where sitename is the last part of the organization website address.
  • Course website
    smb://courses.missouristate.edu/courses.missouristate.edu/xxxxx
    where xxxxx is the first part of the instructor's BearPass Email (the portion before the @).
  • Personal website
    smb://people.missouristate.edu/people.missouristate.edu/xxxxx
    where xxxxx is the first part of your BearPass Email (the portion before the @)

Off-campus access

These addresses only work from off-campus when the VPN software is already running on your computer.

When you enter the address, you will be asked to log in. Enter your username as xxxx@sgf where xxxx is your BearPass Login.