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One-time SDR setup on MAC OS X

One-time setup process

You will need to know three things: 1) the URL of your SDR, 2) your username and 3) your password. This information will be provided to you by your SDR system administrator, and you will need it for the one-time setup and also for using the SDR after setup.

Installing Goliath to use the SDR from Mac OS X

To use the SDR on Mac OS X, you must first install the Goliath WebDAV client. Download the Goliath WebDAV client at http://www.webdav.org/goliath/ The download consists of disk image file (.dmg) that contains the Goliath application (below).

After the download is complete you should have a new disk icon labeled "Goliath 1.0.1" on the desktop (below):

Open this object and drag the folder labeled "Goliath 1.0.1" to your Applications folder (below):

You are now officially finished with the installation of Goliath. The Goliath folder should look like this (below):

Using the SDR from Mac OS X

  1. Launch Goliath by double clicking the application icon in the Goliath 1.0.1 folder that you copied to your Application folder. You will be presented with the following dialog window:
  2. Enter the URL of your SDR server and your user name and password as assigned by the SDR administrator.
  3. You may receive a Security Alert window. Check the box labeled "Install Certificate" and Click on OK to continue:.
  4. If you would like to inspect details of the security certificate, click the View Certificate button:
  5. After accepting the security certificate, you will see the contents of your account on the SDR:

Using the SDR after setup

You may now store and retrieve files from your personal folder (in the users folder) or any group folders that your system administrator has configured for you. To change your password or establish permissions for your directory folders, see "Administering the SDR".

To access the SDR from a Web Browser, point the browser to the URL (get this from your SDR system admistrator). If the server is located at www.example.com and is running on port 8080, then the address would be https://www.example.com:8080:

If you have any questions about the SDR, please send mail to Joe Sirott or epic@noaa.gov.