FileSender is a web based application that allows authenticated users to securely and easily send arbitrarily large files to other users. Users without an account can be sent a guest upload voucher by an authenticated user. FileSender is developed to the requirements of the higher education and research community.
- We recommend using the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Safari as these web browsers are known to be secure and reliable.
- Please use wired connection (or WiFi connection but somewhere you have strong signal) for uploading or downloading big files (>1GB).
- File encryption is not supported by Internet Explorer and Edge.
- File encryption may or may not work on smartphones or tablets.
If you have been sent a guest voucher from this site you have been invited to upload files one or more times. The simplest way to do that is using the information contained in the invitation email. When uploading as guest, be sure to verify that any links in the guest invitation email are to a FileSender that is running on a research facility you trust. If you are not expecting a guest link from a facility you know then the email might not be legitimate.
The user who invited you to this system might have done so allowing you to upload files and get a link to allow other folks to download those files. If you can not get a link then you will have to provide email address(es) of the people who you wish to invite to download the uploaded files.
If this installation of FileSender is on your research facility the login button on the top right of the page should let you login using standard institutional account. If you are unsure about what login credentials to use to access this FileSender then please contact your local IT support.
As an authenticated user you should be able to upload files one or more times and either have FileSender email the recipients after your upload completes or provide you with a link to allow file download. You should also be able to invite other researchers to the system to upload one or more files as a guest.
Any modern browser will download files of any size from the site. Nothing special is required for downloads.
If your browser supports HTML5 then you should be able to upload files of any size up to 5 TB. Current versions of Firefox and Chrome on Windows, Mac OS and Linux are known to have HTML5 support.
For more information please visit filesender.org
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Belnet FileSender is an installation of the FileSender project (filesender.org) which is a web based application that allows authenticated users to securely and easily send arbitrarily large files to other users.
Authentication of users is provided through SimpleSAMLphp, supporting SAML2, LDAP and RADIUS and more. Users without an account can be sent an upload voucher by an authenticated user. FileSender is developed to the requirements of the higher education and research community.
The purpose of the software is to send a large file to someone, have that file available for download for a certain number of downloads and/or a certain amount of time, and after that automatically delete the file. The software is not intended as a permanent file publishing platform.