***Please use the first part of your email address as the username and NOT your SMU ID number .
Locker.smu.edu offers secure, web based file storage, sharing and collaboration. Personal locker accounts are created automatically. Departmental locker spaces are available by request.
Locker offers a variety of features for file storage and sharing. Permissions can be assigned to a specific file or at a folder level and can be restricted to view only, edit, or full permissions. Files can even be stored with non SMU individuals using a unique ticketing system.
Faculty, Staff and Students are allocated 4 GB of storage on a personal locker space.
Locker.SMU can be an effective tool for file sharing and collaboration, but care must be taken to prevent exposure to the University at large. For this reason, we strongly suggest that users avoid assigning any permissions in Locker.SMU at the root level of your home folder (/users/alias). If you assign permissions to Authenticated Users (Public) at the root level, you will expose your home directory to all users of Locker.SMU!
If you wish to share content within your home directory in Locker.SMU, we suggest that you do so at the subdirectory level (e.g., /users/alias/public/shared_folder). Please ensure that no permissions are assigned to your root home directory except “owner”.
Departmental or School Locker Space
Departmental locker space offers quite a bit more storage and is available by request via the Online Support Center. A designated administrator must be assigned to each Departmental space. That individual then has the ability to assign permissions to the various subfolders.
To access a departmental space, click on the arrow next to "users" once you have logged into Locker. A drop down will appear offering the following options: Org Space, Schools and Users. Select either Org Space or School as appropriate. Any folders to which you have permissions will appear in the window.
Locker works with all standard web browsers. Since Locker uses right click menus, some Mac users will need to hold down the control key before clicking on a file or folder to display the sub menus.
Accessing Locker through Windows Explorer
Locker can also be accessed through Windows Explorer allowing you to simply drag and drop documents into your locker folder. (instructions)
Locker offers the following features:
- Secure File Storage
- File sharing with a variety of permissions
- Subscriptions (receive an email when content is uploaded or changed)
- Web page hosting
- Ideal for controlling access to sensitive data or transferring large files.
Working with Files in Locker
To edit a file stored in locker, download the file first and save it to your desktop. Make the necessary edits and then upload the file back to your locker space. If you do not store a local copy, all changes will be lost!