Secure File Transfer - Sending Files within Secure File Transfer
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This option allows you to send an email with a file to download within the Secure File Transfer application itself.
Go to Secure File Transfer (https://filetransfer.ndsu.edu) and log in with your NDSU electronic ID and password
Compose a Message by filling out the To, Subject, and Message sections
It is recommended that you copy and paste your signature into your message
The Message section of a file transfer message is NOT encrypted
Drag and drop your file(s) to the Drop File Here box or click the +Select Files... or +Select Existing Files to navigate to the files you wish to send
Once the file(s) are uploaded, you can set the Download Restrictions on the right side of the page. While you have the option to leave this blank to allow unlimited downloads before the link expires, we recommend setting a Download Restriction for files with sensitive data. Below are the different settings and how each affects the download restrictions: Note: The message expires by default after five days (you may extend this up to 14 days)
Option 1: Recipients must be NDSU employees Require authentication to access/download: Checked Access Restriction drop down: Only Specified Recipients Downloads: Set to desired number of downloads per recipient Resulting Restrictions: Only specified recipients can log in and download the file(s)
Option 2: Recipients must be NDSU employees Require authentication to access/download: Checked Access Restriction drop down: Anyone with access to randomized link Downloads: Set to desired number of downloads per recipient Resulting Restrictions: Any NDSU employee who either receives the email or has the link sent to them from a recipient can download the file(s)
Option 3: Recipients can be NDSU employees or non-NDSU employees Require authentication to access/download: Unchecked Access Restriction drop down: Anyone with access to randomized link Downloads: Set to desired total number of downloads Resulting Restrictions: The file(s) will expire after the total number of downloads is reached. If set to 4, once it is downloaded 4 times the file(s) will expire, regardless of who downloaded it.