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Secure File Transfer - Departmental Secure File Transfer Account

Departments may need a secure location to deliver or receive files to/from internal or external entities. Setting up a Departmental Shared Secure File Transfer will facilitate that need. Using NDSU Secure File Transfer will provide a safe and secure means to transport files to and from entities on the Internet.

This account will consist of:

  1. An account will be created within the NDSU system that will be used for accessing the Secure File Transfer 
    • This will be an NDSU account, Anyone that has the password to this account will have access
    • Ownership directions will be sent to the requestor of this account, detailing initial setup, and how to use the account
  2. An email account will be created within the NDUS system that will be used to receive notifications that files have been uploaded to Secure File Transfer
    • This will be an NDUS email account 
    • This will be setup using delegation (Those individuals that have been given permission by the owner of the account will have access to this account)

Process for Requesting a Departmental Shared Secure File Transfer Account:

  1. Please Fill out the form located here:
    • Information Requested:
      • Name of Owner (person responsible for the account)
      • Owners Email address
      • Department
      • Reason for request
      • Who is going to have delegate access to the email account
      • What type of information is expected to be moved through Secure File Transfer
  2. Security will have the accounts created and generate owners documentation that will be sent to the requestor via Secure File Transfer 
  3. The requestor will have to complete the initial activation within 72 hours 

Sending and receiving files through Secure File Transfer:

  1. Sending files through Secure File Transfer, please see:
  2. Receiving files and setting up File Drop locations through Secure File Transfer, please see:
  • General Department Secure File Transfer accounts are highly discouraged. The security principle of Least Privilege should apply, meaning, only those individuals that NEED access to the data being shared should have access to that data. If you have questions on the principle please contact the security office at

KeywordsShared Secure File Transfer Department   Doc ID110356
OwnerJeff G.GroupIT Knowledge Base
Created2021-04-19 09:42:46Updated2021-06-02 11:30:34
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