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Data Access


Datasets are displayed on the left hand-side of the Experiment/Object form, as shown below.

To navigate and open data registered in openBIS via Finder or Explorer, open the Dataset folder and click on the drive icon next to the Dataset type nameIf SFTP has been configured by a system admin, you will be provided with a link to copy/paste in an application such as Cyberduck or other.

Please check our documentation for SFTP server configuration: Installation and Administrators Guide of the openBIS Data Store Server

 

For native access through Windows Explorer or Mac Finder we recommend the following:

 

 


Example of SFTP Net Drive connection:

1. open SFTP Net Drive and click on New:

 

2. Edit the drive with the following info, as shown below:

     a. Drive name: choose any name you want. Can be the same as your openBIS server, but does not have to be.

     b. Remote Host: the name of your openBIS. For example, if the url of your openBIS is https://openbis- demo.ethz.ch/openbis/webapp/eln-lims, then openbis-demo.ethz.ch is the name you want to enter.

    c. Remote port: enter 2222.

    d. Authentication type: Password (this is selected by default).

    e. Username: the username you use to login to openBIS.

    f. Password: the password you use to login to openBIS.

    g. Root folder on server: you can leave the default, User’s home folder.

    h. Press OK after filling in all the information above. 

 

 

3. After saving the drive, select it in the drivers’ window and click Connect.

 

3. openBIS will now appear as a drive in your Explorer window. Click on the ELN-LIMS folder and navigate to the folder containing the data you want to access.

 

 

Example of Mountain Duck configuration

Example of  Dolphin File Manager configuration

To access the Dataset form and edit the Dataset metadata, click on the Dataset code or Name (if provided).

 

SFTP access via session token

To access via session token (for example when using SSO authentication) you need to provide the following credentials:

 

Username: ?

Password: session token.

 

The session token can be copied from the User Profile under Utilities in the main menu, as shown below.