Accellion

Users can access Accellion from the following website:  https://securexfer.umaryland.edu. 

The Accellion Secure File Transfer Appliance provides a secure way to send large files to recipients both inside and outside the University.  Rather than using an email account to transfer or receive very large attachments, individuals can use Accellion to transfer these files.  Users upload files to the Accellion Secure File Transfer Appliance and then send out messages to individuals with a link to the file or files stored in Accellion.

Aside from saving storage space in individual email accounts, using Accellion to transfer large files will reduce the load on campus email servers. 

Accellion is available for use by University faculty, staff, students, and affiliates with active myUM Directory Accounts


Frequently Asked Questions


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Q:Who can use Accellion? 
A:For full access to Accellion, you must have an active myUM Directory account. Your username is your UMID and your password is your UMID password.  If you need to set up or change your UMID password, go to https://directory.umaryland.edu.   

If you do not know the status of your UMID account or need assistance logging in with your UMID and password, please contact the IT Help Desk.

Individuals who are not part of UMB can be invited to use the Accellion system to send files to Accellion users at the University. 

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Q:How do I invite users outside of the University to use Accellion?
A:

If someone who is not a UMB Employee, Student, or Affiliate needs to send a large file to someone who is part of UMB, they can be invited to use the Accellion Secure File Transfer Appliance to send you the file.  

These invited users have limited access to Accellion; they can only send files to individuals at the University.  

Click here for instructions on how to send or respond to an invitation to use Accellion. 

If a UMB Employee, Student, or Affiliate is sending a large file to non-UMB users outside of the University, they do not need to send an invitation. 

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Q:How do I access Accellion?
A:

Users can access Accellion from the following website:  https://securexfer.umaryland.edu.

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Q:What is my login and password for Accellion?
A:

University of Maryland Employees, Students and Affiliates use their UMID and password to log into Accellion.  If you need to set up or change your UMID password, go to myUM Account Management Site. 

If you need assistance logging in with your UMID and password, please contact the IT Help Desk.

Users who are not part of the University of Maryland campus, but were invited to use Accellion, use their email address as the username and the password they set up when they responded to the invitation to use Accellion. 

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Q:How do I reset my Accellion Password?
A:

UMB Employees, Students, and Affiliates can reset their UMID and password from the myUM Account Management Site. 

All other users that are not UMB Employees, Students, or Affiliates should use the “Forgot Password” feature found on the Accellion log in page. 

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Q:How do I change the email address listed in Accellion?
A:

UMB Employees, Students, and Affiliates should contact the IT Help Desk to update the email address associated with their Accellion Account. 

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Q:How big of a file can be sent using Accellion?
A:

When using the Accellion Secure File Transfer Appliance, the maximum number of attachments is 10 and can total up to 2 GB in size which will be sent at one time. 

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Q:How long will files be stored on Accellion?
A:

The Accellion Secure File Transfer Appliance is NOT for permanent file storage and will only store files for up to 14 days.  Files not retrieved within 14 days will automatically be deleted from the system. 

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Last Updated: 03/06/2014 at 08:47:45 AM