File Access Service (FAS) is a file share service for students at York University. A Passport York account is required to authenticate and access a FAS share. FAS - File Access Service allows students access to campus computers at libraries and labs.
FAS has dedicated storage allocation to accommodate various academic purposes such as:
- Share course materials with students
- Data repository for academic research
The service runs on premise, in York University datacenters which are secure, highly availability, reliable and resilient.
There is no service fee for students to use FAS.
Authentication to the service requires a Passport York account
Supported client operating systems:
- Mac OS X, 10.13 and higher
- Microsoft Windows 10
How do I get it?
Students automatically receive 1 GB of storage space to store personal files for academic purposes. When students log in to a student lab computer or public kiosk computer, the FAS allocation shows up as F: drive under ‘My Computer’.
B. Undergraduate and Graduate students also receive a free Microsoft O365 account, which includes OneDrive with 5 TB of storage. For more information, go to https://uit.yorku.ca/student-services/software/free-microsoft-office-365-education-software/.