Penn State Access Account Storage Space (PASS)

Overview: 

Universally-accessible disk space and file storage space is available for all Penn Staters, departments, and courses. Upon receipt of an Access Account, all students, faculty, and staff are allocated 500 MB of online storage space, which can be increased via the ITS Secure Server’s Directory Quota utility. PASS serves as one of three core elements of Penn State’s information technology infrastructure, working in concert with the University’s central authentication and authorization standards. To understand file space at Penn State, visit the Penn State Access Account Storage Space explanation page

Getting Started: 

You can find out more about PASS by visiting the Penn State Access Accounts Storage Space website or by reading the How Can I Access My PASS Space? entry on the Penn State IT Knowledge base. Or you can utilize the PASS Explorer to view the contents of your storage space. 

More Information: 

Individual PASS

Universally-accessible disk space and file storage space is available for all Penn Staters, departments, and courses. Upon receipt of an Access Account, all students, faculty, and staff are allocated 500 MB of online storage space, which can be increased via the ITS Secure Server’s Directory Quota utility. PASS serves as one of three core elements of Penn State’s information technology infrastructure, working in concert with the University’s central authentication and authorization standards.

Departmental PASS

Colleges, departments, and other official University units have multiple options for using PASS space. Non-web storage space can be used as a secure intra-department place for a group’s documents, by restricting the amount of access to the information. Another option allows hosting of the departments website, which is public facing.

Web space can be purchased for a monthly fee, with a minimum of 15GB per department or group. Departmental PASS Space must be requested by filling out the ITS For-fee Services Request Form. To do so, select “Departmental Web/Disk Space” from the “Create New Service” section of the form. The department’s directory name may also be selected on the application form. The URL will then appear as something similar to: http://www.psu.edu/dept/dept_name/ where dept_name is the portion named chosen on the form.

 

This service is part of the Storage and Backups category.

Summary

Availability: 

  • This is an active service

Eligibility: 

  • Any current faculty, staff, or student

Requirements: 

Costs: 

Rates for storage space is as follows:

  • Personal: Up to 10GB free (additional space available at $0.07/GB/month)
    • Users must submit petition for additional space greater than 100GB
    • Includes personal web space and UNIX home directory, when activated by user
  • Clubs: First 10GB free (additional space available at $0.07/GB/month)
  • Department: Space is available for $0.07/GB/month (Minimum of 15GB)
    • Deparments have two options for PASS usage (non-public storage or storage related to department’s website)
      • A petition must be submitted for space exceeding 500GB
  • Course Online Account (COLA) – Free up to 100GB
    • A petition must be submitted for space exceeding 100GB
       
  • Note: Additional space is allocated on the basis of storage availability. An ITS Charge Account is required before purchasing additional storage. Users must submit a completed ITS For-Fee Form in order to obtain an ITS Charge Account

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