Web, Mobile, Servers, and Online Tools Guides


Coursework Server (unixlab.sfsu.edu) Guide

SF State provides the coursework server (unixlab.sfsu.edu) for course related websites, programming, Linux, and Oracle database.


Faculty Webserver (online.sfsu.edu) Guide

SF State hosts online.sfsu.edu for the publication of faculty Web pages.


SF State Mobile

SF State Mobile is an official mobile platform for iOS and Android devices. Use the app to pay for tuition and other student fees, use the GPS-enabled campus map, access SF State News, Events, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Flickr, and Instagram.


File Sharing Guide

SF State offers a collection of solutions for storing and sharing files including, Box at SF State, Storage for Departments (s.sfsu.edu), and Secure Storage for Departments (sec.sfsu.edu).


Drupal Guide

Drupal is a Content Management System for the Web, built on an open source application framework. It allows for the creation of sites based on templates and allows individuals (with access) to easily publish, manage, and organize a wide variety of content.


Web Application Services

SF State’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Team develops, supports and manages custom, University-wide web applications.


FileZilla (sFTP) Guide

FileZilla is a powerful Secure File Transfer Program (sFTP) client for both Windows and Mac. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable.


PuTTY Guide

PuTTY provides secure terminal connections using the SSH protocol. SSH is a secure alternative to Telnet.



Qualtrics is an easy to use, full-featured web-based survey tool software for creating and conducting online surveys.


IT Service Request System (Footprints) Guide

SF State uses BMC Footprints to route requests for IT support to the appropriate campus support team, helping insure the quickest possible response time for problem resolution.


Web Access Control Guide

You can restrict access to individual directories in your web account on sfsu.edu or online.sfsu.edu by password protecting them.


Internet Browser Standards Guide

Documentation on browser compatability for use with campus Web-based services.