FilesToGeaux: LSU Overview


General Information

FilesToGeaux is a temporary storage service that allows current PAWS ID accounts to upload files to LSU's secure web server and share them to others in collaboration.  After you complete your upload, you will receive a URL to use and distribute to others. FilesToGeaux allows the sharing of large data files with both LSU and non-LSU Employees.

**  IMPORTANT NOTE:  Since this is a temporary file storage solution, any uploads that are older than 90 days are DELETED.  **
 

Eligibility & Order Procedures

Available To:    LSU Faculty, Staff & Students.

Log In & Upload Files:    FilesToGeaux    (Use your PAWS ID & PAWS Password.)
 

Managing Files

Upload a New File

Create an Upload URL

Delete an Uploaded File


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I upload multiple files in one package?

In order to upload multiples files at once, you should first zip the files into a single zipped file/folder.

For this reason FilesToGeaux allows you to enter an (optional) encryption password prior to file upload. The password you enter is used to encrypt your file on the FilesToGeaux server. This password must also be used when the file is downloaded in order to properly decrypt the file. Note that the FilesToGeaux server never stores your password. Your password is only used to encrypt and then to decrypt the data. If you forget your password or you mistype it during file upload then there is no way to recover the original data. In that case you should delete the file from the FilesToGeaux server and re-upload it with the correct password.

Note also that giving your uploaded files a password provides an additional level of security for the url that’s generated. Someone who learns the url of a file that you’ve uploaded will still need to know your upload password in order to properly decrypt your file.

In order to ensure that your url can only be accessed by LSU personnel, check the Must authenticate to download box.

How long will uploads exist on the FilesToGeaux server?

FilesToGeaux will delete any uploads that are older than 90 days.

What is my quota?

All users have a 3000MB quota, although the maximum size for any individual file being uploaded is 1500MB. This is subject to revision.

What does the optional encryption password do?

Ordinarily files uploaded to FilesToGeaux are stored “as-is.” That means if you upload a text file, it will exist as a text file on the FilesToGeaux server and it is possible, though unlikely, that someone could gain unauthorized access to FilesToGeaux and read that file. Encryption will keep the file secure and require a password for anyone trying to access it.

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LSU Support & Policy Statements

Help Desk Contact Information

Policy Statements

DMCA & Illegal File Sharing